AICCM Paintings SIG Virtual Forum 'Australian-made'

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Friday, 3 December, 2021

Call for Contributions

The Paintings Special Interest Group of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) is delighted to announce Australian-made, a Virtual Forum to be held from November 15 to December 3, 2021.

Australian-made explores the act of making – the coalescence of materials, methods, inspiration, intent, training and experience – within a distinctly Australian context. It celebrates the technical diversity and originality of Australian painting, and considers the ways in which geography, technology, gender and Indigenous culture shape approaches to materials and techniques.

The theme encompasses technical research, preventive care, archiving practices, dialogue with artists, treatment strategies, and other novel ways to illuminate and honour the making process. What are the unique conservation challenges posed by Australian paintings? How can we integrate new technologies and plan for future challenges?

AICCM are seeking contributions in a choice of 3 formats:
• 20 minute Powerpoint presentation
• Open-format multimedia submission (e.g. videos, practical demonstrations, interviews, virtual tours etc.)
• Virtual poster

For further information please contact Raye Collins ( or Raymonda Rajkowski (