Newsletter Issue Number:
AICCM National Newsletter No 143 September 2018
Jennifer O’Connell

Membership Survey

It is time for the AICCM bi-annual membership survey. The inaugural survey was in 2016 and now we will be able to start comparing data over time. The purpose of the survey is to register the priority of the AICCM against membership interest. It is a formal channel through which members can provide feedback to the National Council over a range of issues.

The demographics collected relate to time in the profession, education received and task load at work, and are used to compare members’ priorities at different stages of their careers.

Take the survey now

AICCM Awards

Thank you to everyone who nominated for the AICCM awards and who put in applications for the ADFAS Mid-Career Scholarship. The applications are under review and winners will be informed shortly. The 2018 Awards presentation will be made at the Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium in November. 

National AGM

The Annual General Meeting will be held in September. Details below:

2018 National AGM
Thursday 20 September 2018

5.30 for 6pm start
Kathleen Syme Centre, Melbourne

All members welcome.

National Council Positions

Are you interested in joining AICCM National Council? Nominations are now open for positions. Feel free to contact any position holders for more information. National Council members attend bimonthly telephone conferences and an annual Face-to-Face meeting. Please note that the Professional Member Position is vacant as of the AGM and we welcome nominations. The nominee must be a Professional Member.

Please find nomination form here:


Our SIG and Events Convenor, Didee Knight, has been busy working with SIG Co-ordinators on the many events planned for the next 12 months. Here is the list of ‘Save the Dates’ recently sent out to members:

Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium 
20-23 Nov 2018
Location: Melbourne Museum, Carlton Gardens
Organisers: Book and Paper SIG & Photon SIG
For information and registration:
Digital Print Preservation Workshop with Daniel Burge, Image Permanence Institute
23 – 25 November, 27 – 29 November 2018 (repeat)
Location: Melbourne
Organiser: Book and Paper SIG & Photon SIG
Textiles Symposium
4-6 Feb 2019
Location: Sydney Jewish Museum
Organiser: Textiles SIG
Managing Risk Symposium*
11-13 Feb 2019
Location: Melbourne
Organiser: Preventive SIG & Sustainable Collections Committee

 ‘FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation’ Symposium 2
3-5 April 2019
Location: AGNSW, Sydney
Organiser: Gilded Objects Conservation SIG & Conservation Framer SIG
For information:
Exhibitions Symposium*
Mid-late 2019
Location: Melbourne
Organiser: Exhibitions SIG
AICCM National Conference*
November 2019
Location: Melbourne
Organiser: VIC State Division

* Please note that some dates and/or locations are still to be confirmed. 

Emails will be sent to members regarding calls for papers and registration closer to each event. Keep an eye on the website ( and the AICCM Facebook page ( for updates and further information.