Conservator of the Year

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. 

2013 Conservator of the Year: Kristen Philips

Within an extremely busy and demanding work program of collections care and exhibition preparation, Kristen has been responsible for three very high profile textile conservation projects during the last three years - namely the conservation of two garments of Indian and international importance from the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum in New Delhi - the sari Indira Gandhi was wearing when she was assassinated in 1984 and the kota which her son Rajiv was wearing when he too was assassinted in 1987. Kristen was also responsible for the conservation of the Eureka Flag, now in the Museum of Australian Democracy, Eureka in Ballarat, Victoria.

Kristen was coordinator of the 2013 National Conference Contexts for Conservation and has been instrumental in the Textiles SIG's organising of conferences and workshops over many years.

 

 

Past winners

  • 2013 – Kristen Phillips
  • 2012 - none
  • 2011 – Lydia Egunnike
  • 2010 – Deborah Lau
  • 2009 – Alexandra Ellen
  • 2008 – Alice Cannon
  • 2007 -
  • 2006 – Kim Morris
  • 2005 – Amanda Pagliarino
  • 2004 – Robyn Sloggett, Detlev Lueth and Angeletta Leggio
  • 2003 -
  • 2002 – Julian Bickersteth
  • 2001 – Jude Fraser
  • 2000 -
  • 1999 – Malgorzata Sawicki
  • 1998 – Donna Midwinter
  • 1997 –
  • 1996 –
  • 1995 -
  • 1994 – Colin Pearson

As you see, our records are incomplete. If you can help fill in the blanks we would love to hear from you. Email us: secretariat@aiccm.org.au