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Welcome to the September 2016 issue of the AICCM Newsletter!
We have a bumper issue this time—with something for everyone! Michelle Berry tells us of her recent trip to Antarctica to work on Mawson’s Huts. There are reviews of IRUG 2016, APTCCARN 2015 and the Metal Soaps in Art Conference and a call for members to get involved in a project to conserve historic Girl Guides uniforms. We also have our regular content, National Council news, institutional news, SIG news, state news and news from the universities.  There’s also a report from President MaryJo Lelyveld and a return of an old favourite—anonymous musings from “a conservator”.

Read and enjoy!
President's Report
The past two months have certainly been busy ones for the profession and the AICCM in particular. With our 2016-2020 Strategic Plan firmly in hand, we’re working through our three key priorities of: creating a sustainable organisation; increasing relevance in an evolving industry landscape; and providing essential member services ...
Registration is open for revivify 2016!
Join us in Canberra for the highly anticipated AICCM Paintings SIG symposium: revivify 2016, October 26 – 28 at the National Portrait Gallery. Enjoy over 25 presentations on diverse topics and dine with colleagues at iconic Old Parliament House.
Join the discussion on Twitter at #revivify2016
People and Places
We take a look at all the latest news, projects, conferences and social happenings from conservation labs around Australia!
Be a part of the future — take part in the 2016 AICCM Membership survey
The AICCM is only as good as its members. You have an important role to play! AICCM has launched its 2016 membership survey and we need your feedback to inform our future ...
Light | Colour | Structure—The 9th AICCM Book, Paper and Photograph Materials Symposium
Join us in Canberra have a very full program of presentations, spanning the spectrum of book, paper, and photograph conservation, preservation, curatorship and research. Days full of workshops follow the symposium, with NINE workshops offering something for everyone.
South with Mawsons Huts Foundation 2015/2016
In December last year five members of the Mawsons Huts Foundation team and I travelled to Cape Denison to continue work on the conservation of Mawson’s Huts. The team included Marty Passingham (Field leader and Heritage Carpenter); Dr Ian Godfrey, Peter Maxwell and me (Conservators); David Killick (Journalist), and Sally Hildred (Doctor) ...
Musings while up a scaffold
One summer’s morning in a provincial Australian town I found myself standing in the town hall, staring up into a large gilded framed mirror. The mirror, a gift to the town from a grateful colonist with a defiant taste for the Roccoco, was to be cleaned and repaired in time for the centenary celebrations only a few weeks away ...
Save the Date!
10th- 12th October
Revivify AICCM Paintings Group symposium, Canberra.

26-28 October 2016
Light, Colour, Structure. The 9th AICCM Book, Paper and Photograph Materials Symposium. Canberra.

8-10 February 2017
Combined Objects/Electron SIG meeting, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne, Australia

25 – 27 March 2017
Craft Bookbinders Guild Conference, Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra

October 2017
National Conference, NSW

University News
Student collaboration with NCACL 'Seeing Stories' Exhibition
Students at the University of Canberra have had the exciting opportunity of working with the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature ...
Keepsakes and Stories: Conserving Mementos from WW1
The Flanders Field Poppy Trail is a program of events to commemorate battles in which Australians fought on the Western Front ...
Embracing Cultural Materials Conservation in the tropics – a review of the APTCCARN meeting
APTCARRN was established in 2009 as a networking organization promoting collaboration in conservation research and initiatives in the Asia Pacific ...
Conference review: Metal soaps in art—Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Arriving at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the main entry was dominated by a large banner proclaiming the Metal Soaps in Art conference ...
Electron SIG News
Electron SIG would like encourage AICCM members to submit papers for the joint Electron & Object Symposium occurring in February 2017 ...
UC Cultural Heritage Collective News
The UC Cultural Heritage Collective has had a full on Semester, encompassing a range of activities ...
Update from Student Conservators at Melbourne University (SC@M)
It has been a busy year for students at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (GCCMC) at the University of Melbourne ...
people and places
Who, what, where: New South Wales September 2016
The NSW Division is preoccupied with the upcoming National Conference in 2017, but have more events for members planned for this year ...
Girl Guides of NSW/ACT Uniform Archive and Conservation Project
The NSW & ACT State Archive Collection of Girl Guide Uniforms is the oldest and one of the largest and most complete in Australia ...
Review: 2th Biennial Infrared and Raman Users group (IRUG) Conference
After attending my first IRUG meeting in Boston, USA in 2014, the invitation to the next biennial meeting in Greece was hard to pass by ...
people and places
Who, what, where: NT/SA September 2016
On cold Saturday in July a small group of enthusiasts gathered at Artlab Australia to learn basics of Tintype photography ...
Winter Project - Treatment of movie posters
Over the Winter break a group of UC students worked with Ian Batterham treating two Egyptian movie posters ...
sig news
Event and SIG Coordinator Update
2016 has been a very busy year for events in the AICCM, thanks to some amazing volunteers who’ve brought great ideas to fruition ...
Historic AICCM Paintings Group abstracts wanted!
There are some gaps in the information we have, and we are searching for hard copies of abstracts from some symposiums ...
Meet a Conservator—Prue McKay
I love parchment, but I don’t get to play with it much. Another material I love is pith paper and I have a big collection of antique pith pictures. I’m not sure I would call it a favourite object, but the thing I remember most that I’ve worked on was a Japanese shunga print I had to retouch when I was a student, working for Ranson Davey in his studio at Ainslie.
2016 AICCM Annual General Meeting

The AICCM AGM will be held at 12.30pm, Friday 28 October 2016

Join us in the Terrace Room, National Portrait Gallery, ACT

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