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AI CCM Contacts

Conservation Advice and Support

General advice

Alexandra Ellem, President, Victorian Division, AICCM

(Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural

Material)

Telephone: 0405 137 281

Email: aellem@unimelb.edu.au

State Library of Victoria, Conservation Inquiry Line

Telephone: 03 8664 7359 or toll-free 1800 999 735

Advice and support for heritage buildings

Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments

and Sites)

Telephone: 03 9251 7131 or 0419 873 311

Heritage Victoria (for registered buildings)

Telephone: 03 8644 8800

Advice and support for museums and collections

Museums Australia (Victoria)

Telephone 03 8341 7344 or toll-free 1800 680 082

Email: mavic@mavic.asn.au

Heritage Victoria (for registered heritage objects)

Telephone: 03 8644 8800

Advice and support for documents and photographs

Ross Latham, National Archives of Australia (Melbourne

Office)

Telephone: 0417 086 816

Email: ross.latham@naa.gov.au

Justine Heazlewood, Public Record Office Victoria

Telephone: 0413 733 299

Email: justine.heazlewood@prov.vic.gov.au

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Blue Shield Australia

Telephone: 08 8207 7287

Email: blueshield@collectionscouncil.com.au

Useful Websites

http://www.aiccm.org.au

http://www.mavic.asn.au

http://www.naa.gov.au

Conservation Advice and Support

General advice

Alexandra Ellem, President, Victorian Division, AICCM

(Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural

Material)

Telephone: 0405 137 281

Email: aellem@unimelb.edu.au

State Library of Victoria, Conservation Inquiry Line

Telephone: 03 8664 7359 or toll-free 1800 999 735

Advice and support for heritage buildings

Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments

and Sites)

Telephone: 03 9251 7131 or 0419 873 311

Heritage Victoria (for registered buildings)

Telephone: 03 8644 8800

Advice and support for museums and collections

Museums Australia (Victoria)

Telephone 03 8341 7344 or toll-free 1800 680 082

Email: mavic@mavic.asn.au

Heritage Victoria (for registered heritage objects)

Telephone: 03 8644 8800

Advice and support for documents and photographs

Ross Latham, National Archives of Australia (Melbourne

Office)

Telephone: 0417 086 816

Email: ross.latham@naa.gov.au

Justine Heazlewood, Public Record Office Victoria

Telephone: 0413 733 299

Email: justine.heazlewood@prov.vic.gov.au

Share your story

Blue Shield Australia

Telephone: 08 8207 7287

Email: blueshield@collectionscouncil.com.au

Useful Websites

http://www.aiccm.org.au

http://www.mavic.asn.au

http://www.naa.gov.au

Conservation Advice and Support

General advice

Alexandra Ellem, President, Victorian Division, AICCM

(Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural

Material)

Telephone: 0405 137 281

Email: aellem@unimelb.edu.au

State Library of Victoria, Conservation Inquiry Line

Telephone: 03 8664 7359 or toll-free 1800 999 735

Advice and support for heritage buildings

Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments

and Sites)

Telephone: 03 9251 7131 or 0419 873 311

Heritage Victoria (for registered buildings)

Telephone: 03 8644 8800

Advice and support for museums and collections

Museums Australia (Victoria)

Telephone 03 8341 7344 or toll-free 1800 680 082

Email: mavic@mavic.asn.au

Heritage Victoria (for registered heritage objects)

Telephone: 03 8644 8800

Advice and support for documents and photographs

Ross Latham, National Archives of Australia (Melbourne

Office)

Telephone: 0417 086 816

Email: ross.latham@naa.gov.au

Justine Heazlewood, Public Record Office Victoria

Telephone: 0413 733 299

Email: justine.heazlewood@prov.vic.gov.au

Share your story

Blue Shield Australia

Telephone: 08 8207 7287

Email: blueshield@collectionscouncil.com.au

Useful Websites

http://www.aiccm.org.au

http://www.mavic.asn.au

http://www.naa.gov.au

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Preserving treasured items

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Conservators Offer Help to Recover Damaged Treasures and Collections

Thanks to all who have pledged support, offered advice, and forwarded our request for assistance regarding the Victorian bushfires. The Victorian Division of the AICCM have met and mapped out a plan for action in the weeks and months ahead, which has the support of the AICCM National Council. We want people in arts and cultural heritage organizations to know that we want to work alongside them to assist in the recovery and care of collections damaged by the bushfires. Below is a rough outline of what we hope to achieve.

Immediate assistance

We are still trying to direct people in the affected areas to information they can use when they return to their homes and towns to salvage what they can. Our main concerns are: people’s personal safety, advice on handling and storing items to be dealt with later, and making people aware that if something is recognisable it may possibly be saved with conservation treatment. We’d like to get basic leaflets out to people as soon as possible as they undertake salvage work at their homes.

We would also like to make further rescue remedy information available to them within a couple of weeks, along with salvage packages consisting of storage and recovery materials such as:

· Marbig A4 sleeves

· Card/board supports to insert in the sleeves

· Gloves and dust masks

· Small containers and boxes for storing damaged objects

· An information leaflet with brief lists of salvage approaches for different types of objects

We are hoping to deliver these resources to the Recovery Centres or other relevant support centres and if possible have conservators there to offer advice along with the kits.

Within the next three – six months

In the case of public collections we want to offer our help in salvage efforts (retrieval and documentation) and to hold working bees to clean, rehouse and offer remedial conservation. In May, we would also like to send volunteers to provide clinics. Through these day/half day clinics we aim to offer advice to private individuals, provide demonstrations on basic cleaning measures and possibly conduct some remedial conservation. If there is sufficient funding and support, treatment clinics may possibly be carried out later in the year.

Donations and support

Funding is essential for this to proceed. Institutional support, donations, grants and integration with insurance claims are some of the various issues that should be considered. Support in administering and managing this response – through provision of staff, equipment, materials, vehicles and financial donations – is also welcome.

The dates and extent of this project will largely be determined by the requests for assistance made by affected institutions and communities, the support of institutions by means of freeing up staff to work on this effort, offers of materials and equipment, vehicles to transport people and materials to the communities, and available support from AICCM members.

As conservators we know that we can provide support to preserve the cultural heritage that remains after this unprecedented disaster. Objects that survive disasters take on a new significance especially in the dire circumstances of this disaster, making this effort all the more important.

We want to work with institutions and organizations to do what is best within our areas of expertise. Please let us know what assistance you need or what you and your institution can do to help as we move toward providing material assistance to communities in need.

Thanks again,

Alex Ellem

President, Victorian Division, AICCM

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Some of those Possessions maybe able to be saved

AICCM Salvaging your possessions poster flattened

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Property rehabilitation after bushfires

An introductory session for landholders

Thursday 30 April in Strathewen

Please see the attached flyer for more details – all welcome

 

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Workshops, Workshops, Workshops

There are a number of free information sessions being held across the bushfire impacted areas (details below). Most of these are coming up very soon.

Please contact the relevant person to RSVP for the event

There will be further information sessions held in the coming months. The details will be circulated via email and placed in the regular Shire community bulletins.

The PPWCMA will also have a website page dedicated to natural resource bushfire recovery where information about these events will be placed. You will be notified when this website page is online.

Department of Primary Industries Property Rehabilitation Workshops

This workshop will take the form of a paddock walk (weather permitting) with discussions on the following topics:

Pasture recovery – Kate Sargeant DPI Seymour, will discuss pasture management after fire, and when to re-sow if

needed

Soil movement – how to stabilise your soil, protect your dams and the use of stock containment areas

Fencing – how to use this opportunity to rethink the layout of your property to sustainably manage your property

Weeds – prevent and manage weeds on your property

Time: 3.30pm afternoon tea for 4pm start (follow field day signs)

Tuesday 28 April 2009: Glenburn/Murrindindi RMB 6404, 50 Break O’Day Road, Glenburn

Thursday 30 April 2009: Buxton/Taggerty/Marysville 255 Buxton-Marysville Road, Buxton

Monday 4 May 2009: Kinglake 38 Deviation Road, Kinglake

Please RSVP for catering purposes to:

Sarah Challis

Whole farm planning officer

DPI Benalla 57 611 573, Sarah.Challis@dpi.vic.gov.au or text your name and date of workshop to 0419 571208 if you would

like to attend.

Local Vegetation after the Bushfire – Shire of Yarra Ranges

You are invited to a community information session with locals to Steels Creek Malcolm and Jane Calder

Wednesday May 6th 2009

7.00—8.30pm

Steels Creek

Community Centre

(699 Steels Creek Rd, Steels Creek)

Locals to Steels Creek; Malcolm and Jane Calder will be hosting a discussion session of local vegetation after the bushfire. Bring along your questions and queries relating to the impacts of fire on vegetation on your block or in your local area.

Topics could include:

·  Indigenous vegetation recovery and germination

·  Tree health and recovery

·  Garden plants and fruit trees etc

·  Garden design tips

Garden Recovery After Fire – Shire of Yarra Ranges

You are invited to a community information meeting with Dr Gregory Moore Research Associate and former Principal, Burnley College, University of Melbourne

Monday April 27th 2009

7.00—8.30pm

Yarra Glen Recovery Centre at Yarra Glen Memorial Hall.

Cnr Anzac Ave and Bell St Yarra Glen.

Melways 274 K1.

A presentation to assist with the identification of fire affected plants and the extent of damage to them. Learn about the patterns of plant recovery over the coming months.

The presentation may help you if you are wondering:

·  How to identify plants that may recover.

·  How to identify plants that are dead and won’t

recover.

·  How to identify hazardous trees.

Please bring in photographs of any plants from your

garden or property if you wish to discuss them after the session

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DAVID BRIDIE is coming

DAVID BRIDIE is coming to play in the St Andrews Hall THIS Friday night at 7.30pm!!

We are very lucky indeed!

David Bridie is a wonderful musician (keyboard and singing) and a leading force behind bands such as My Friend The Chocolate Cake and Not Drowning Waving.

David approached local Adrian Hyland as he wanted to put on a free concert for us.

Thanks to Adrian for organising this.

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