Student Conservators at Melbourne

Events + Grants

Future Events

15 FEB: Turning up the Heat on Pests
18–20 FEB: Managing Risks to Collections Conference (3 students go for free!)
21 FEB: University Collections – Object-based learning and teaching, research and engagement
3–5 APRIL: FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation

February 2019

Turning up the Heat on Pests

15 February
Woodford Academy, Woodford NSW

New approaches in museum practice and methodologies for the management of insect pests in heritage collections and buildings. It will highlight and discuss the recent heat treatment of the buildings at Woodford Academy, established in the 1830s, exploring the challenges posed by an undertaking on this scale, and sharing the solutions found to problems encountered. This is particularly relevant to regional collections held in historic buildings.

Speakers include: Alex Roach (Modified Atmospheres), Peter Sarkey + Simon de Montemas (Precision Pest Control), Dr. Clive Lucas (Conservation Architect / National Trust of Australia NSW Board member), and Rebecca Pinchin (Collections Manager, National Trust of Australia NSW)

$80 Student ticket (book by 12 Feb ). Early bird tickets until 31 Jan.

February 2019

Managing Risks to Collections Conference

18–20 February
Deakin Downtown, Melbourne

The three day conference provides a great opportunity for collection managers, conservators, registrars and anyone involved in collections care to gain insight into current approaches to managing risks to collections. As institutions serve growing audiences and respond to changes in technology and sustainability concerns, the cross-disciplinary and context-based nature of collections care will be highlighted and the various approaches to risk management of these collections by institutions in Australia and abroad, reflected in the presentations.

Keynotes: Jane Henderson (Reader in Conservation, Cardiff University), Joel Taylor (Senior Project Specialist, Getty Conservation Institute), and Penny Whetton (CSIRO).

AICCM are offering two more student bursaries in addition to the Archival Survival sponsored student registration. Students and graduates with an AICCM Student Membership are eligible to apply. Application deadline: Thursday 7 February 2019. 

Download the application form.

Conference ticket purchase is NOT required; if you have purchased a ticket please fill out the application form to be eligible for a reimbursement. To become an AICCM student member (it's free for the first year), email AICCM Secretariat Michelle Berry:

Presented by the AICCM Preventive SIG (PSIG) + AICCM Sustainable Collections Committee (SCC), in partnership with the Department of Cultural Heritage + Museum Studies at Deakin University

February 2019

University Collections – Object-based learning and teaching, research and engagement

21 February
Arts West, Room 556, University of Melbourne

The Symposium will explore the themes of university collections and their roles in teaching and learning, research and engagement, and will focus on innovative developments in object-based initiatives. Presentations will explore topics such as

  • Cross-disciplinary application of university collections in curriculum

  • Case studies demonstrating the research potential of collections

  • Collections’ value in building alumni and community relationships

The keynote address will be given by Dr Amanda Burritt, Lecturer, Master of Teaching Capstone Co-ordinator, and presenter of the Knowledge, Learning and Culture breadth subject, Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

Read about the OBJ Labs in Arts West here.

Bookings here, or see if UniMelb will offer a student discount (event not yet listed on Unimelb website)

april 2019

FRAME: Concept, History and Conservation, Symposium 2

3–5 April
AGNSW, Sydney

Encompassing broader concepts associated with the conservation of picture frames and gilded surfaces, history of frames, style development, design and technology, and conservation framing.

Keynotes: George Bisacca (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Dr Malgorzata Sawicki (AGNSW), Denise Mimmocchi (AGNSW), Dr Anne Gerard-Austin (AGNSW), and John Payne (NGV/retired).

Download the provisional program here.

AICCM Early Bird Conservation Student Registration (up to 1 FEB ): $220.

PRESENTED BY The AICCM Gilded Objects Conservation SIG (GOCSIG) and THE Conservation Framing SIG.