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.


The AICCM Bulletin wishes to apologise for the delay in delivery of volume 38.1 in 2017. There has been a hold up in the Taylors & Francis warehouse and the publisher is looking into this. Taylors & Francis has ensured us that volume 38.1 will be sent out as soon as possible. While volume 38.2 is in production and will be printed and distributed by the end of the year.

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

Members have appreciated the diverse range of discussion that the Bulletin has delivered in 2017. 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. Plans for papers are underway with a special dedicated volume in honour of Professor Colin Pearson and his many diverse interests and expertise from conservation policy, education, marine archaeology, metals conservation and conservation in the Asia Pacific region. There are also plans to draw on the key points raised at the 2017 ‘Shock of the New’ Joint Object and Electron SIG Meeting. 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


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

Editorial board

  • Ian Batterham, National Archives of Australia, Australia
  • Tharron Bloomfield, Heritage and Art Consultant, New Zealand
  • Caroline Kyi, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Amanda Pagliarino, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
  • Marcelle Scott, Grimwade Centre for Conservation of Cultural Materials, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Catherine Smith, Clothing and Textile Sciences / Nga¯ Pu¯ taiao Pu¯eru, University of Otago Te Whare Wa¯nanga o Ota¯go
  • Cobus Van Breda, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Australia
  • Alison Wain, Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and Conservation Program, University of Canberra

Editorial assistants

Claire Grech, Robyn Ho, Eliza O’Donnell, Raymonda Rajkowski, Nur Shkembi
Grimwade Centre for Conservation of Cultural Materials, The University of Melbourne, Australia.

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