This award, inaugurated in 1995, 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.

2021 -Lucilla Ronai

Lucilla’s passion, professionalism and social media expertise have made her an international face for Australian conservation. Through blog posts, social media, podcasting and community work, Lucilla has connected conservation and AICCM to new audiences. Her YouTube channel ‘The Conservation Starter’ has amassed over 32,000 views and her videos are used as an educational resource by numerous organisations. Amongst her professional and community outreach work, Lucilla has also shared her expertise with emerging conservators through webinars for the AICCM Emerging Conservators group and Student Conservation at Melbourne (SC@M). Luci’s nomination also praised her contributions to cellulose acetate film research.

Past winners

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