Call for Papers - AICCM Bulletin Special Edition: Conservation in Aotearoa New Zealand

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The AICCM Bulletin is pleased to announce an upcoming edition on Conservation in Aotearoa New Zealand. Conservation is a small profession in Aotearoa meaning conservators in Aotearoa must be multi-taskers and innovators. Māori cultural values have indelibly shaped the conservation profession in Aotearoa New Zealand creating conservation practises and ethics that are internationally unique. This special edition of the AICCM Bulletin (volume 45.1, 2024) is an opportunity to share research, learnings, and case studies of conservation in Aotearoa New Zealand with an international audience.

The AICCM Bulletin invites submissions on themes including, but not limited to:

• the development of conservation practise in Aotearoa New Zealand,
• Tikanga Māori and conservation – challenges, successes and learnings,
• case studies of conservation of works by artists from Aotearoa New Zealand,
• the characteristics and treatment of cultural material unique to Aotearoa New Zealand
• conservation of Māori cultural material in international collections,
• Aotearoa New Zealand’s role in the wider region including the Pacific and Antarctica,

How to submit a paper

First step
To discuss an idea for a paper or to submit an abstract (of approximately 250-400 words) please contact the Special Edition Guest Editor, Tharron Bloomfield

Next steps
After acceptance of an abstract, authors will be expected to submit an original paper of high-quality, up to 8,000 words in length. The AICCM Bulletin is a peer reviewed journal, and all papers will be reviewed by two independent reviewers who provide the author considered and constructive feedback.

The AICCM Bulletin is also able to accept supplementary content including video essays, media content, animations, and interviews. This option can be discussed with the Special Edition Guest Editor and AICCM Bulletin General Editor.

For further information on the AICCM Bulletin, please see the Instruction for Authors and AICCM Reference Manual, found on the Taylor & Francis Publishing Online website ( or on the AICCM website

Key dates: volume 45.1, June 2024
Submission deadline for abstracts: 9 February 2023

Acceptance of submissions: 22 February 2023

Deadline for submission of papers: 1 August 2023
Peer Review period: August 2023 to March 2024
Final papers accepted: 23 March 2024
Projected online publication date: 9 May 2024
Projected print publication date: 15 May 2024