The Emerging Conservators SIG launched its mentorship program in 2020, which paired students and conservators with fewer than five years in practice with more experienced members of the community. Program participants were able to approach the process in a way that suited them; some designed the mentorship around a particular treatment or project, with mentors
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 global pandemic, conservators have made massive adjustments with many moving from a lab-based practice to a work-from-home model. AICCM Emerging Conservators SIG and Student Conservators at Melbourne (SC@M) teamed up in early May to combat lockdown, delivering a series of free webinars from our lounge-rooms to yours...
Earlier this year I spent two long, hot, beautiful, informative weeks in Prague, attending this course, the third in a series of professional development workshops. The Getty Conservation Institute Workshop was attended by 17 enthusiastic mid-career professionals from across Europe (including Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Italy), as well as the USA, Argentina
The Second International Conference on Study of Oriental Lacquer Initiated by H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for the Revitalization of Thai Wisdom was held at the Napalai Ballroom, Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand from 24-25th July. The conference began with a traditional ceremonial opening and formal photograph with H.R.H Princess Sirindhorn, followed by presentations
In July 2015, I attended a 4-day workshop on the Conservation of Plastics, hosted by Museum Victoria in Melbourne and led by Yvonne Shashoua. Yvonne is the Senior Conservation Scientist at the National Museum of Denmark and a leading expert on plastic degradation and care. She has over 80 publications in this area, including the
Earlier this year, I completed a seven-week Certificate in the Conservation of Photographic Material from the Centre for Photographic Conservation, London, UK. Run by photograph conservators, Ian Moor and Angela Moor, they have pioneered the field for more than 40 years. Their vast experience includes working with photograph collections at the British Library, National Gallery,
Photon physics, performance art, artworks on iPads – these are examples of some engaging and thought provoking topics presented at On Paper? The 8th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium. Held over three days at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the symposium offered participants an insight into current issues and developments in the contemporary