Twelve members attended our AGM in Launceston on Friday 9 October. David Thurrowgood kindly hosted us at his new facility, Applied Conservation Science, and gave us a tour of the building, which includes ample workspaces, a secure vault and accommodation for visiting conservators [...]
It has been six years since we partnered with Maney Publishing—now Routledge, Taylor & Francis—to produce and grow our peer-reviewed journal. This partnership has reduced the cost of producing the journal, increased peer-review capacity and at the same time increased our readership beyond our members and profession...
The Preventive Conservation SIG committee would like to share with the AICCM membership the results of the survey that was undertaken recently on the Agents of Change Preventive Conservation Conference in planning for 2021. Taking into consideration the survey results, the current situation in Victoria and the risks associated with a physical conference, the Preventive Conservation SIG has decided that it will develop an online/virtual conference for 2021...
We have definitely been going through some strange and interesting times this year, especially in Melbourne. Current students are still working their way through the Master’s program at the Grimwade Centre and we are grateful to the centre’s staff and to our current cohort of students supporting each other through their studies during this time...
Welcome to the first edition of the eNews for 2020. The AICCM hit the ground running with Executive returning early from leave to initiate a response to the bushfire crisis with Blue Shield Australia (BSA). AICCM has joined a roundtable of representatives from GLAM Peak Bodies, which has been meeting regularly to discuss the response
Fuelled by caffeine and fresh off the overnight bus, I made my way from Southern Cross Station to the 8th floor of the Melbourne Arts Centre, all red plush carpet and polished brass rails. The AICCM 2019 National Conference: Making Conservation is the first conference I have attended in five years, and the first professional
The AICCM National Conference was held at the Arts Centre Melbourne from 13 to 15 November 2019. Entitled Making Conservation, each day of the conference centred around three major themes: making conservation connected, sustainable and innovative. The Australian distributor of quality archival storage products, Archival Survival, sponsored two students to attend the conference. And the Canberra-based fit-out
For all AICCM members, please be aware that this year's National Annual General Meeting will take place in Melbourne at the AICCM National Conference. Details are as follows: Date—Friday, 15 November 2019 Time—TBA Venue—The Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne Apologies—to Nick Flood (firstname.lastname@example.org) You are encouraged to nominate for a position on the National Council. There
There is a lot of activity at AICCM at the moment, with Awards and Scholarship submissions coming in and preparation well under way for the National Conference. The ADFAS Mid-Career Scholarship applications were very strong and we’re looking forward to announcing the recipients at the awards in November. It’s quite inspiring to read about the
What brought you to conservation, Nick, and where are you currently working? Conservation just made sense to me; it seemed to combine a number of my interests all at once. I began my working life in Adelaide as an apprentice plumber. From there I turned my attention to undergraduate studies, taking majors in chemistry, philosophy