EVENTS + GRANTS OVERVIEW
9 MAY: AICCM Jobs Panel
16–20 MAY: Bathurst Heritage Conservation Showcase
18–19 MAY: Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail
7 JUNE: Trivia Night @ The Clyde Hotel
MAR–JUNE: Online course – Planning Your RE-ORG Project (ICCROM/UNESCO)
2019: Student Volunteering – Museums and Collections Projects Program (MCPP)
12–15 NOV: Making Conservation – AICCM National Conference 2019, Melbourne / Call-out for papers: Submissions close 1 July 2019
MARCH – JUNE
Planning your RE-ORG project
6 sessions: 20 March–5 June
Online Course ($US 149)
Join Connecting to Collections Care for a 6-part course on the ICCROM/UNESCO devised RE-ORG Method, a step-by-step approach to storage organization that will help you to reorganize your current storage rooms, focusing on the creative, yet safe, use of existing resources.
AICCM Jobs Panel
Thursday 9 May
5.30pm – 7.30pm
Grimwade Centre, Main Lab
Thinking about future work? Hear conservators discuss their careers + give tips on starting out, then continue the chat over a drink (and cheese). We’re thrilled to have Helen Privett (Manager, Touring Exhibitions, Museums Victoria), Peter Mitchelson (Paper Conservator, UoM Commercial), and Hanna Sandgren (Conservator/Director, Studio M.) sharing their knowledge.
For Grimwade Centre students + alumni, and AICCM members.
FREE event, bookings required
SUPPORTED BY THE AICCM VICTORIAN BRANCH
Heritage Conservation Showcase + Trades Trail
Join Grimwade Centre students and graduates at the Bathurst Heritage Conservation Showcase (16–20 May) and Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail (18–19 May) for free conservation workshops and events.
• Learn how to care for letters, sheet music, and other paper-based items in Paper Conservation 101.
• Go behind-the-scenes at BRAG and hear about their RE-ORG project.
• Discover Mrs Chifley’s handmade textiles collection and get practical care tips.
• Rehouse your photograph collection into an acid-free album.
• Visit the conservation poster exhibition at the Bathurst District Historical Society.
Head to the Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail (Uniting Church Hall) for demonstrations on metal cleaning, rehousing materials, ceramic repair, textile care, and other conservation techniques. Supported by The Copland Foundation.
The Bathurst Heritage Conservation Showcase is proudly funded by the NSW government Heritage Grants program, and supported by The Copland Foundation, Bathurst Regional Council, and The University of Melbourne.
Save the date: Trivia Night Fundraiser
Friday 7 June
5pm drinks, 6.30pm – 10pm Trivia (TBC)
The Clyde Hotel
General knowledge whiz? Put your brain to the test at our annual fundraising Trivia Night where questions range from Game of Thrones to Conservation and come with a side of Wedgachos, chances to donate – hints can be purchased through (non-discreet) bribes – games, prizes and raffles.
Ticket link available soon. Funds raised will go to the a TBC Charity.
BROUGHT TO YOU BY SC@M AND SCTL WITH SUPPORT FROM THE GSA
Making Conservation – AICCM National Conference 2019, Melbourne
Call-out for papers: Submissions close 1 July 2019
At the AICCM National Conference 2019, we invite you to consider how we make our profession. Broadly divided into three themes – making conservation sustainable, innovative and connected – we want to know what excites you, what challenges you, and what you want to discuss further.
What treatments are inspiring you, what new project have you developed, what plans do you have for the future? Where should conservation be heading, both locally and globally, and how are we going to get there? How are we making conservation now and how can the way we make conservation shape the future?
Join us at the Pavilion at the Arts Centre, Melbourne, 13–15 November 2019 and continue the conversation. The three day conference will include two and a half days of presentations, an afternoon of tours, a panel discussion on conservation education, welcome drinks and an evening soiree.
Each day of the conference will centre around one of the three themes:
Making Conservation Connected
• How are we/should we make conservation inclusive, collaborative, visible, accessible and connected across communities?
Making Conservation Sustainable
• How can the profession grow and develop?
• What do we need from conservation education and what are the challenges or opportunities we are working with?
• How can conservation respond to climate change and how will this affect our work?
Making Conservation Innovation
• What treatments, projects, developments or ideas are exciting and inspiring you, or challenging you to do things differently?
• How can conservation shape the future?
The organising committee welcomes abstracts of 250 words on these three distinct but connected topics. Suggested formats include:
• Papers (20 minutes)
• Lightning talks (5 minutes)
• Panel discussions (45 minutes – 1 hour)
• Other facilitated discussion, debate, critique, networking or interactive sessions
• Short video presentations
• Tours (to be facilitated through the tour afternoon)
If we have not listed your preferred session format here, contact us to discuss your idea.
Abstracts and/or queries should be sent to Albertine Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org
ORGANISED BY THE AICCM VICTORIAN BRANCH
UPDATED THROUGHOUT 2019
The Museums and Collections Projects Program (MCPP) offers students the opportunity to volunteer behind-the-scenes with over 30 of Melbourne University's cultural collections. See the 2019 Projects List to find available projects.
SELECTION OF PAST EVENTS
Past Events 2018–2019