AICCM- Australian Institute for the Conservation
In Australia, the national organization for conservators and people interested in the preservation of the nation’s heritage is the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material Inc. (AICCM). Conservation covers the related activities of preservation and restoration and concerns the maintenance and safety of cultural material. The term “Cultural Material” refers to all types of objects, ranging from the purely functional through to the purely decorative. Itencompasses all items of historic, aesthetic, sentimental and monetary value.