Insights and Intuition: Abstracts of contributions to the 10th AICCM Paintings Group Symposium, 4-5 May 2006, BrisbaneEdited by Gillian Osmond
Please note, only abstracts of these papers are available – these can be accessed below; alternatively, download the abstract booklet [Adobe Acrobat PDF – 268.6 KB]. For more information about particular papers, please contact the authors directly.
This is the tenth AICCM Paintings Group Symposium – a milestone in the life of any group. From the inaugural gathering in Ballarat, Victoria in 1988, the Paintings Group initially favoured ‘retreats’ in regional south eastern Australia. In more recent times, cities have been preferred in order to reduce the time required for travel. As the Australian and international conservation profession has grown, so too has our participation in the ever increasing number of conferences and professional development opportunities on offer throughout the world.
It is a constant challenge for AICCM with its relatively small and geographically dispersed membership to sustain a dynamic program of conferences and publications alongside the depth of international activity. However, local events remain important, and the AICCM special interest group events play a significant role in facilitating communication between conservators who may otherwise feel professionally isolated. The theme for the 2006 symposium, Insights and Intuition, covers much of what we as conservators acquire from and apply to our daily work; the range of contributions presented here reflects the typically broad nature of conservation practice in Australia today.
So, thank you to those people who have contributed to this year’s program. Without your efforts there would be no symposium. Thank you also to those who have assisted me with the task of organisation. I have appreciated the advice of many colleagues, particularly Amanda Pagliarino, whose recent experience with the Objects Special Interest Group has been extremely valuable. Anne Carter, Michael Varcoe-Cocks, Paula Dredge and John Hook have taken the time to discuss and comment on challenges along the way. Thank you also to Chris Bowen for sharing the benefit of his experience in event management and publication. Finally, I would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Queensland Art Gallery Centre for Contemporary Art Conservation in hosting this event.Gillian Osmond
Convenor, AICCM Paintings Special Interest Group, May 2006