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Meet a Conservator—Samantha Shellard

Growing up, my interest in conservation was sparked by reading featured articles from our National Geographic Magazine collection. These included the disaster recovery from the Florence flood and the use of technology to capture the restoration process of the Sistine Chapel.

NZCCM National Conference: Modern and Contemporary Materials: Research, Treatment, and Practice

From across the ditch … ‘Modern and Contemporary Materials: Research, Treatment, and Practice’Date: 23–25 October 2019Venue: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

Celebrating ADFAS support of AICCM and the conservation community

The AICCM community has held a number of events for ADFAS members recognising their generous support of discrete preservation projects such as the hanging of the John Coburn theatre curtains at Sydney Opera House, and for their ongoing suppo

Environmental Guidelines for loans – finding a way forward

Despite this evolution in thinking about environmental guidelines, the ghost of ‘ideal conditions’ particularly 50% or 55% RH, remains implicitly if not explicitly in loan conditions, environmental targets, and policy.

Mirka Mora: A life making art

Sabine Cotte’s book Mirka Mora: A life making art, published by Thames and Hudson Australia, was launched at Readings Bookshop, St Kilda, on 10 July 2019, and is generating good reviews.

Opportunities Abroad: Talks on International Training

Please join us for the next AICCM NSW Opportunities Abroad night of talks and discussion, exploring conservators overseas training experiences.   When: 5.30 - 7.30pm Tuesday 30th July 2019

Colin Macgregor Retires

After 30 years at the Australian Museum, Colin Macgregor has decided to make use of his Long Service Leave before retiring from the institution. Colin’s last day was 3 May.

Glove Recycling at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Art Gallery of New South Wales has started to recycle disposable gloves through the Zero-Waste-Box program created by TerraCycle. All nitrile, vinyl, latex and plastic gloves are collected and will be turned into new recycled plastic products.

An Interview with IIC President Julian Bickersteth

On Monday 28th of January 2019 at the Society of Antiquaries of London, Julian Bickersteth was elected as President of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC). This is the first time that an Australian has held this role.

Off the record: International Plastic Conservation Research

The Victoria branch of AICCM invites you to attend the next plastic focused Off the Record event: International Plastic Conservation Research and the PolyMuse Project.