The Emerging Conservators Special Interest Group has been rolling along nicely. We had a great response to the Mentorship Program this year, with 83 applicants overall (both mentors and mentees). We made a few changes this round based on feedback from previous participants—the main addition being an option for more casual chat-based match-ups, as well
Scroll is a journal supported by the Student Conservators at Melbourne (SC@M) and is a platform for cultural heritage students and alumni to express their ideas. The journal publishes essays, reviews, interviews, reports and works of creative expression. The editors of Scroll invite AICCM emerging conservators to submit articles for publication in Volume 2 of
Scroll is a journal supported by the Student Conservators at Melbourne (SC@M) and a platform for cultural heritage students and alumni to express their ideas. The journal publishes essays, reviews, interviews, reports and works of creative expression. The editors of Scroll invite the members of AICCM to download the inaugural issue, which includes a foreword
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
Three early career Indonesian conservators and five Indonesian interns undertook the Bali Art and Heritage Conservation Internship Program (#BAHCIP), with the generous support of the Australia Awards Indonesia’s Alumni Grant Scheme. Developed by Grimwade Centre (University of Melbourne) alumnus Saiful Bakhri, the internship program was executed in a hybrid format featuring an online lecture series
Navigating Cultural Identity – One Filipino migrant’s personal and overly detailed journey to conservation
My name is Rynno Gabriel Luis Torres Garde; Gab, for short. I am a first-year student in the Master of Cultural Materials Conservation Program at the University of Melbourne. I am currently working at Museum of Brisbane, and have worked and volunteered with six cultural institutions across the Brisbane area in various collections and curatorial roles [...]
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...
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...
Adieu 2019! Wow, where has this year gone? What a stellar year it has been for the University of Canberra and the Heritage Lab. As usual the Heritage Lab has been busy with students taking their classes, learning about the wonderful world of materials conservation and busily coming into the lab outside class time to
As part of the curriculum at the University of Melbourne’s Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation course, students are required to go out into the world and obtain work experience at heritage institutions across Australia. Here are a few updates on where some of our students have been and/or are going: Maite Robayo completed her three-week