AICCM National Newsletter No 142 June 2018

AICCM National Newsletter No 136 December 2016

December 2016 President's Report

As December arrives a collective sigh goes up from conservation studios everywhere as we contemplate another year (almost) over and the incredible work we have achieved during the past 12 months…

National Council—some new faces

The AICCM Annual General Meeting was held at the National Portrait Gallery on 28th October. There was a good turnout and a new council was elected. The incoming council is a mix of old and new faces. We bid sad farewell to Vice President Anne Carter and Treasurer Adam Godijn who have stood down after many years of solid service.

The new council is as follows:

AICCM FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation

In August we held our first international frame symposium, generously hosted by the National Gallery of Victoria. The symposium was a joint meeting of the Conservation Framers and the Gilded Objects Conservation special interest groups

An honour and a privilege— on being inducted into AICCM Hall of Fame

To be admitted to the AICCM Hall of Fame is a wonderful thing—a wonderful honour. It is a celebration, not simply a personal one, that acknowledges the many individuals who care about the things that make up our world. Of course caring for and about the material object is a starting point for a journey beyond fabric, about ideas, people and places.

Save the Date

The Canberra Craft Bookbinders guild are holding their 2017 conference, at the Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra 25 – 27 March 2017.

Invited speakers Sarah Cove and Alan Cummings and Artlab’s Eugene Taddeo enjoying a rush of childlike pleasure from handmade ice-cream at the symposium dinner

Revivify: The 14th AICCM Paintings SIG Symposium, 2016

Robyn Victory
2016 Graduate, University of Canberra, B Heritage, Museums and Conservation

AICCM SIG symposia are events that students and new graduates like myself revel in. They provide an opportunity to grab a snapshot of the expertise and activities present in our chosen specialisations, and move amongst those who have done it all.  The 14th AICCM Paintings SIG held at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra last month satisfied all these criteria.

Courtesy of the State Library of NSW

Incunabula Collection at the State Library of NSW

The Library’s talented team of book conservators including Steve Bell, Nicole Ellis and Guy Caron have recently completed treating the Incunabula collection of over 200 books. The collection consists of some of the world’s oldest and rarest printed books such as the Liber Chronicarum, known as the Nuremburg Chronicle, and the Geographia di Francesco Berlinghieri, printed in 1482, which was one of the first printed works based on Ptolemy’s Geographia.

Kristen Phillips' replica convict jacket (right) alongside the original.

People and Places—December 2016


National Gallery of Victoria

Treatment projects