The AICCM Bulletin


The AICCM Bulletin is a hard copy and online peer reviewed journal produced by the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM) since 1975. In order to better reach our international audience AICCM has recently partnered with Taylor & Francis to provide our online publishing service. The Taylor & Francis Group publishes quality peer-reviewed journals under the Routledge and Taylor & Francis imprints which are available online at their website.

The AICCM Bulletin publishes original and quality papers, including research reports, discussion papers, literature surveys, thematic bibliographies, summaries of research papers and dissertations.

The journal has an interdisciplinary focus and aims to:

  • Disseminate new information gathered about the materiality, nature, condition, deterioration and treatment of cultural collections within Australia and the Asia-Pacific region;
  • Promote interdisciplinary research activity in cultural materials conservation;
  • Present a forum for new ideas and thinking with regards to conservation management, conservation ethics, cultural engagement, sustainability and wider professional concerns in the region;
  • Disseminate new information and novel methods to the conservation profession world-wide.

Two volumes are published each year in April and September online, with the hard copy arriving shortly after. AICCM members can view past and current AICCM Bulletin papers via the membership link.

General call for papers:

  • Submitted by 1 August — Published by April
  • Submitted by 10 January — Published by September 

Papers may be submitted at any time during the year and follow the schedule above. Members can find instructions for authors, submission processes and past copies on this website and by logging in and visiting the AICCM Bulletin page under 'publications' and following the link to Taylor & Francis.

The Bulletin does not accept papers that have been published elsewhere, with the following exception: papers that have been presented at AICCM Special Interest Group meetings, conferences or workshops in the form of Pre-prints, Post-prints, articles or presentations that have not previously been peer reviewed. Acceptance of these submissions is determined by the importance of the research to the conservation profession, the benefits of it being published in a peer reviewed journal and clear reference to its earlier beginnings. Submissions are considered at the discretion of the Editor.

It is a condition of The AICCM Bulletin that, on acceptance of the article by the journal editor, copyright is assigned to Taylor & Francis.

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Two special volumes planned for 2018

In 2018, special themed volumes are planned that aim provide an opportunity for deeper discussion on conservation in the region and contemporary issues that impact upon practice. Volume 39.1 will be a dedicated volume in honour of Professor Colin Pearson his many diverse interests, covering conservation policy, education, metals conservation and conservation in the Asia Pacific region.
Volume 39.2 will draw on the key points raised at the 2017 ‘Shock of the New’ Joint Object and Electron SIG Meeting and other SIG meetings. The Editorial Board is excited to be delivering these special issues in response to membership feedback and to enrich conservation dialogue and discourse.

Volumes planned for 2019

Volume 40.1 will publish selected papers presented at the 10th AICCM Book, Paper & Photographic Materials Symposium on the themes of Revisitation – revisit a treatment, a survey, a research project, a material, an idea, an era. How has it survived the passage of time, and what does that tell us for the future?, The Anthropocene – this proposed global epoch is defined by the beginning of significant human impact on the Earth’s geology and ecosystems; and Black and white – from either a material or a decision-making perspective, there are bound to be shades of grey. Papers are due for submission on Tuesday 20 November 2018

Volume 40.2 in 2019 will accept papers that support the interdisciplinary focus of the AICCM Bulletin. SLV’s Albertine Hamilton will be the guest editor for Volume 40.1. Papers are due for submission on Thursday 10 January 2019.

The Editorial Board is excited to be delivering these special issues in response to membership feedback and to enrich conservation dialogue and discourse.


The AICCM Bulletin Editorial Board

Editor

Nicole TseGrimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Editorial Board
  • Ian Batterham, University of Canberra, Australia
  • Tharron Bloomfield, Auckland Museum, New Zealand
  • Dr Sabine Cotte, Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Rosie Cook, Conservation Center, Cheng Shiu University, Taiwan
  • Dr Caroline Kyi, Wall Paintings Conservator, Australia
  • Amanda Pagliarino, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Australia
  • Dr Marcelle Scott, Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Dr Catherine Smith, Clothing and Textile Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Cobus Van Breda, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Australia
  • Dr Alison Wain, University of Canberra, Australia

Editorial assistants

Claire Grech, Nur Shkembi, Eliza O'Donnell, Adele Barbara, Nick Baylart, Georgia Garvey-Hawke, Angela Hughes
 
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