ICOM-CC conference


  • What are the big challenges facing conservation today?
  • What significant projects are your colleagues working on?
  • What innovations are changing practice and challenging conservation theory?

There are only ten days left to register for the ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference, where conservators will answer these questions and more.

Please see the attached flyer for information on our esteemed Plenary speakers and be sure to visit the ICOM-CC Triennial Conference website www.icom-cc2014.org for program and registration details.

And if you're still not sure why you should be attending, here are my Top 5 reasons! 

Look forward to seeing you there!

MaryJo Lelyveld, AICCM National President


The ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference is the largest meeting of conservators in the world. 

It's been 27 years since conservation has been able to welcome so many conservators to Australia. In 2014 the ICOM-CC Triennial Conferece is the most affordable that it's been for 27 years, and probably will be for at least another 27. 

The deal

To help make it even more affordable and easier for AICCM members to attend AICCM has reached an agreeement with the Conference Organisers ThinkBusinessEvents. As a member of AICCM you can spread your payments over three simple, smaller instalments. 25% of the registration fee will be charged on receipt of the the attached form, another 25% in 30 days, and the final 50% on the 15 August 2014.  

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The benefits

  • This spreads payments over two financial years – great for those wanting to claim the conference on tax and for institutions needing to spread professional development budgets across budget periods.  
  • It enables you to secure a place at Early Bird rates without needing to pay in full before Early Bird rates close.
  • For those coming from interstate you can confirm cheap accomodation at today's rates, without the large cost of full registration at the same time.
  • Gives you longer time to negotiate costs with employers, and easier negotiation – share the costs over several payments you pay one payment – they pay the rest. 
  • And remember conference registration for ICOM-CC is tax deductible so invest those tax-deducible dollars in your own future.

The highlights

  • The latest information on conservation research and practice in ICOM-CC’s 21 specialist Working Group sessions 
  • An exciting plenary session focussing on how conservation can help build strong culture for the benefit of society as well as a round table discussion on environmental standards in museums globally. 
  • The ICOM-CC Triennial Lecture and presentation of the ICOM-CC Medal 
  • A trade show showcasing the latest in equipment, materials, and publications. 
  • Technical visits to local laboratories, heritage sites, and cultural institutions 
  • Networking opportunities with conservation professionals from every part of the globe as the world comes to Melbourne. 
  • A number of cultural events showcasing Australian culture, music, and cuisine as well as social events providing opportunities for catching up with old friends and making new ones. 
  • 100 paper showcasing the most recent research in conservation around the world.

The opportunity

The Conference Organising Committee has worked hard to keep the costs as low as possible. The ICCOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference provides unparalleled networking opportunities during the morning and afternoon teas, lunches, and the associated events. These include a range of receptions and cultural events to enthuse visitors about Australian culture and conservation; the Conference Dinner to relax and get to know conservators from around the world; a rich Technical Visit Program to showcase conservation in Australia; informative breakfast sessions; and a rich mix of workshops, meetings and events.  

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Jump onto our Facebook page: tell us you're coming and introduce yourself and your work to the world. 

Early Bird Registration closes July 4

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Sponsorship and Exhibitions

If you would like to secure a booth to exhibit your wares, take the opportunity to review our Sponsorship Prospectus and book your place today! There's lots of opportunities on offer and you are sure to find something to suit your business.

More information?  

Dr Ian MacLeod calls for rewarding conservation stories

Can you provide one? Have you worked on a significant project, had a life affirming experience through conservation, or been moved to see your world differently through the lens of conservation? These are the themes that Dr Ian McLeod wants to discuss in his Plenary presentation at the conference. 

He's looking for the human side, the meaningful and wants your contribution. You can present your story complete and fully referenced, remain anonymous or provide it to him in a silhouette form, ready for him to pad out and play with. 

Contact Ian for more information 

Program updates

The Conference program continues to be filled in. Wednesday’s plenary session is designed to challenge delegates to think about how conservation can help build strong culture for the benefit of society. This session examines how conservators can help strengthen communities which have been damaged through war, natural disaster, or displacement, as well as supporting a sense of identity within thriving communities.

Two interesting speakers have been confirmed. Fr. Milan Ted D. Torralba is a priest, heritage advocate and canon lawyer and has a unique perspective on conservation and cultural heritage preservation. He's actively working on the rehabilitation of Bohol heritage churches damaged in recent earthquakes along with a large number of national cultural treasures, national historical landmarks and important cultural properties, now at threat.

The Director of the National Museum in the Philippines, Jeremy Barns has worked through significant natural disasters with eight of ten national cultural treasures seriously affected. He believes it is of vital importance that conservation as a profession is able to engage stakeholders at the highest levels of government and institutions.

Would you like to read their bios?

Stay tuned for more updates as they come to hand.