The AICCM Awards recognise excellence amongst practicing Australian conservators, conservation volunteers and those who actively promote conservators and conservation. We currently support six national awards which are awarded annually.
Click the award title for more information about current and past winners.
This award recognises and rewards individuals whose extraordinary efforts have directly contributed to the raising of standards in their workplace or within their conservation field. It is also awarded to people who have worked to promote the profession of conservation and its activities to the wider community and who have encouraged membership of the AICCM.
Nominated by the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation or the University of Canberra, this award recognises outstanding coursework students studying conservation practice at a tertiary level in Australia who have contributed significantly to the activities of the AICCM and have begun to develop their careers by becoming actively involved in the profession.
This award recognises an AICCM member or institutional member who has contributed to the profession either over the long term or a single project through at least two of the following:
- active involvement in delivering conservation seminars, workshops and other educational/learning opportunities;
- mentoring of other conservators;
- promotion of conservators and/or conservation within and beyond the profession
- by working with allied professions and the public.
This award acknowledges an AICCM member or research team who has undertaken substantial research in the field of material conservation, and who has shared this information within the national and/or international material conservation profession via the AICCM Bulletin.
This award recognises the unique skills brought by volunteers to the conservation of Australia’s cultural heritage and rewards volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution. The award encourages the two-way sharing of specialist skills between conservators and volunteers, and acknowledges potential these relationships have to bridge identified skills gaps.
This award recognises career long contributors to conservation and acknowledges skills sharing across levels of seniority ensuring that skills are not lost from the profession.