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10th AICCM, Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium

Held at Melbourne Museum, 20–23 November 2018, the AICCM Book and Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium brought together conservators from Australia and overseas to engage in talks and workshops about changes, challenges and innovations in conservation.

Workshop review: Digital Print Preservation workshop with Daniel Burge

Keeping up with new materials and modern printmaking processes is one of the big challenges in paper and photo conservation and I have always found it difficult to keep ‘digital’ printing methods straight—everything I learn tends to fall out of my head again.

Conference Highlights: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

In 2018 the annual Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) conference was held in Dunedin New Zealand/Aotearoa from 23 August till 31 August. This was the first time the conference was held in the southern hemisphere.

Towards a flexible future: managing time-based media artworks in collections

Towards a flexible future: managing time-based media artworks in collections Organized and hosted by The Art Gallery of New South Wales   Workshop Dates: Tuesday 4th June – Friday 7th June, 2019   

Book and Paper, Photon SIG News

The 10th Book, Paper and Photographic Materials symposium was held on 20-23 November, in Melbourne. It was a wonderful and inspiring event that really demonstrated the depth and breadth of conservation in Australia and beyond.

AICCM Victorian Division News

Vic Division have ended the year with some really exciting events.

IIC-ITCC Scientific Analysis of Paper and Photographic Materials Workshop

Scientific Analysis of Paper and Photographic Materials WorkshopThe Palace Museum, Beijing22 October – 2 November 2018

Award recipients: Holly McGowan-Jackson, Kelly Leahey, MaryJo Lelyveld, Margaret Sawicki, Sadra Zekrgoo, Sarah Babister, Melanie Raberts and Neville Quick

2018 AICCM Awards

On Tuesday 20th November the AICCM awards were presented at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Fitzroy, Melbourne. It was the opening night for the 10th AICCM Book, Paper and Photographic Materials Symposium.

Meet a Conservator—Freya Merrell

I wanted to become a conservator before I even really knew it was a real thing. So, when I was younger I saw a movie you may have heard of—Titanic. I know you’re wondering how I’m going to tie this 1997 classic in, but hear me out.

People and Places—December 2018

In preparation for the Brett Whiteley show ‘Drawing is everything’ opening at the AGNSW mid Dec, Analiese Treacy and Jonathan Dennis have been busy working through the 100+ works selected for display. This project has provided a great opportunity to look more closely at Whiteley’s drawing...

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