Submissions and Statements

AICCM Has made the following statements and submission on various issues affecting Australian conservation and cultural heritage.


Letter to the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts.

Read the letter here.

Response from the Department of Communication and the Arts.

Read the letter here.


Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories inquiry into Canberra's national institutions, Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material.

Read AICCM's submission here.
Find out more about the Inquiry here.


Submission to The Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications' Enquiry into recent trends in and preparedness for extreme weather events. Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM), Victorian Division. 

Read the submission here.


Reconciliation Statement

In October 2000, AICCM publicly declared its commitment to Reconciliation in the following statement.

'We the members of AICCM acknowledge and value the unique status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original owners and custodians of this land and its waters.

As conservators we especially recognise and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples ownership of and right to self-determination concerning the preservation and representation of their material culture. We agree that the objects and the information relevant to them are of equal importance, and that conservation practice must adapt to cultural requirements.

We join with many Australians in expressing our sorrow and sincere regret for the wrongs and injustices of the past, for their continuing consequences and resultant disadvantage. We are sorry for the pain and suffering Indigenous Australians endure as a result of these practices.

We look forward to a future together that recognises these wrongs, a future where all Australians enjoy equal rights, with the opportunity to achieve our full potential.'

AICCM is involved in several projects where the principles of Reconciliation have been enacted. Have a look at them here!