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...
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...
The Emerging Conservators Special Interest Group is AICCM’s newest SIG. The group began as an online network for new conservation professionals in Australia, created by Fran Paterson in 2016, run through the Emerging Conservators Australia Facebook group. In order to plan for the coming years as SIG co-convenors we sent an online survey to our
A joint Christmas / end-of-year party was held on 11 December, together with Preservation Australia at their premises in Annandale. This was a special event to commemorate Preservation Australia's last year of trading. We have another ‘Opportunities Abroad’ event pencilled in for March with speakers already lined up. There are sufficient speakers for a second
Claire Rowson has resigned from her position at the Perth Mint after nearly 8.5 years and, whilst sad to be leaving WA, is excited to be taking up a Sydney-based position with ICS, commencing in March. Ian MacLeod returned recently from a week in Point Cook in Victoria, working on conserving the remains of a WWII Spitfire
Our AGM was held way back on 17 October. At the meeting the following Committee was elected: Secretary: Hakim Rahim (UC) Treasurer: Natalie Ison (NMA) Student representatives: Emma Anderson, Maddy Fern & Rebecca Negri Ordinary members: Eileen Proctor (AIATSIS), Freya Merrell (NLA), Nick Zihrul (NMA), Jennifer Bryan (NMA) Currently, Hakim has stepped down temporarily from his Secretary role, which is being filled by Freya Merrell. Since the
Boating on the Seymour River, near Ingham, ca. 1890-1900. Image courtesy State Library of Queensland. The AICCMQ AGM was held on 22 October at The Charming Squire, South Brisbane. The Committee for 2020 is: President: Rachel Spano Treasurer: Michael Marendy Secretary: Maïté Le Mens General Member: Louise McCullagh General Member: Emily Kelleher General Member: Amelia O’Donnell General Member: Elizabeth Thompson
The Book & Paper Special Interest Group is delighted to announce its three new convenors: Analiese Treacy, Jennifer Todd and Caitlin Knight. Analiese Treacy is the Senior Conservator of Paper at the Art Gallery of NSW. She has been working as a conservator for over 20 years and has a keen interest in the conservation of
Ian MacLeod has been busy in the winding-up phase of the Corrosion and Protection conference in Melbourne and has just signed up a dehumidification firm to set up contacts with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DGLSC) in Western Australia and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) to establish an
The Victorian Division has been a little quiet on the event front recently, but that is because we are full swing into organising the 2019 National Conference. And we are excited about it! Registrations have opened, so come and hang out with us in November to discuss ‘Making Conservation’ – what excites you, what challenges