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President's Report—December 2019

What is a viable and relevant collections profession, long term? Who are the future generations for whom we are preserving the collections? What is AICCM’s role in the future (2070)?

Meet a Conservator—Amy Bartlett

What first attracted you to a career in conservation? How did you get started?

AICCM National Conference - Sponsored Students Review

The AICCM National Conference was held at the Arts Centre Melbourne from 13 to 15 November 2019.

AICCM National Conference Review - Natalie Ison

Fuelled by caffeine and fresh off the overnight bus, I made my way from Southern Cross Station to the 8th floor of the Melbourne Arts Centre, all red plush carpet and polished brass rails.

The 2019 AICCM Awards

The AICCM Awards were presented at the Arts Centre Melbourne on the evening of the 13th of November, the first night of the 2019 National Conference. The AICCM Awards are a chance to recognise the dedicated, exceptional work of Australian conservators, conservation students and volunteers.

AICCM National AGM 2019—Notice and Call for Nominations

For all AICCM members, please be aware that this year's National Annual General Meeting will take place in Melbourne at the AICCM National Conference. Details are as follows:

President's Report—September 2019

There is a lot of activity at AICCM at the moment, with Awards and Scholarship submissions coming in and preparation well under way for the National Conference.

Nick Flood during the conservation treatment of Eros (Alfred Gilbert) at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Meet Nick Flood, National Council Secretary

Conservation just made sense to me; it seemed to combine a number of my interests all at once. I began my working life in Adelaide as an apprentice plumber. From there I turned my attention to undergraduate studies, taking majors in chemistry, philosophy and European studies.

Sustainable Collections Committee—Wiki Update

The AICCM Sustainable Collections wiki will be up and ‘running’ by late September 2019 —although less running and more a ‘wiki-in-waiting’ until we complete the necessary upgrade to our website.

Applications now open—AICCM 2019 National Conference Bursary

The AICCM National Council is happy to announce that applications are now open for the 2019 National Conference Bursary. The bursary is part of a new initiative to assist AICCM members to attend the “Making Conservation” conference in Melbourne from 13–15 November 2019.