2018 ADFAS Mid-career Scholarship Award

The AICCM is pleased to announce that applications for the ADFAS Mid-career Scholarship award are now open. The award is made possible by the support of ADFAS (Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies) for conservation in Australia through the Patricia Robertson Fund (PRF)

In 2018, ADFAS is offering an award of $2000 for a mid-career conservator with minimum ten years practice to undertake a professional development opportunity including, but not limited to, attendance at a conservation conference or workshop, use towards publication of research, development of an innovative technique or material.

Application details

Applications open: 23 July 2018
Applications close: 17 August 2018
Application process: Applicants will be required to fill out the application form available here and need to be a current financial member of the AICCM.

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprising of the ADFAS and AICCM representatives. Selection will be based on both the benefit of the award to development of the recipient’s career and the benefit to the AICCM and profession.

The awardee must submit an article (300-500 words) to both the ADFAS annual publication ArtLife and the AICCM e-newsletter (published quarterly) in addition to a lecture on the outcome of the award at their local chapter of ADFAS or AICCM within 12 months of the award announcement. The awardee will also need to submit a report for the ADFAS AGM.

ADFAS support for conservation

ADFAS is a community of members interested in developing an appreciation of art history and fostering an understanding of contemporary cultural works. Philanthropy is central to the ADFAS ethos. ADFAS has a long-standing commitment to advancing conservation practice. Since 2010, ADFAS has awarded a total of $40,000 towards supporting professional development opportunities of conservation professionals and recent graduates. In 2015, ADFAS provided funding towards the Conservation of Prints course delivered by Martin Jurgens and Conservation of Plastics course delivered by Yvonne Shashoua. In 2016, grants were awarded to AICCM members Alex Ellem and Amanda Pagliarino to attend the AIC and CAC-ACCR ‘Preparing for Disaster and Confronting the Unexpected in Conservation’ and IIC-INCCA ‘Saving the Now: Crossing Boundaries to Conserve Contemporary Works’ respectively, whilst supporting the Reflectance Transformation Imaging workshop. In 2017, the ADFAS mid-career scholarship was awarded to Dr Wendy Reade to present a paper at the biennial International Conference on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICANNE).


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