2015 Student of the Year Award

Ainslee Meredith

University of Melbourne: Ainslee Meredith

As well as contributing to a large number of volunteer conservation projects, achieveing excellent academic results and demonstrating a deep commitment to community engagement, Meredith has served as a member of the editorial assistant committee for the AICCM Bulletin and helped oversee the transition to Maney Publishing. The Grimwade foresees Ainslee becoming a major thinker in the field of conservation and making a significant contribution to the profession both in Australia and internationally.

University of Canberra: Robyn Victory

Robyn Victory

Over the past two years Robyn has run a series of lunchtime seminars at the University of Canberra, undertaken emergency treatment of infested collection objects and improvements to storage conditions, assisted with installation of the Curious Corridors Display program at the University as well as volunteering at the National Gallery of Australia and undertaking an internship at the Australian War Memorial.

Robyn described her paintings conservation internship at the Australian War Memorial under the supervision of Alana Treasure as the highlight of her studies so far, along with the student seminar series which she believes has inspired students to take on conservation internships at home and overseas. The University of Canberra staff look forward to seeing Robyn pursue her passion for paintings conservation in the coming years.