Newsletter Issue Number:
AICCM National Newsletter No 133 March 2016

The AICCM Environmental Standards Committee is currently collecting case studies for the ICOM-CC Environmental Standards project that is being organised by Bill Wei. AICCM has offered its assistance, being well placed to provide a ‘southern hemisphere perspective’ on the international issue of environmental standards for loans. Case studies are required by the end of March 2016.

Bill is seeking brief statements on the good, the bad and the ugly experiences of complying with environmental standards during the loans process. It would be great to hear from all organisations, including some smaller organisations eg. historic houses, regional galleries, and the like. Climate controlled and non-climate controlled case studies would both be of interest.

The following questions have been drafted as a means of getting thoughts flowing. There is no questionnaire being utilised in the collection of case studies. Statements and thoughts in any form are welcome.

  • Does your institution aim to comply with environmental standards as typically stipulated in loan agreements?
  • Have there been instances where compliance was not achievable?
  • Has your institution declined to lend or been declined in a request to receive a loan on the basis of environmental standards?
  • Has your institution knowingly approved the loan of objects to others where compliance with tight environmental standards was waived?

If you have a case study to offer, please contact Amanda Pagliarino, Chair, AICCM Environmental Standards Committee.