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.
2021 – Marsha Swensom
Marsha has worked for over 30 years as a volunteer at the Art Gallery of NSW and continues to do so. She has contributed countless hours to not just Conservation, but also others teams across the Art Gallery. Marsha performs essential work for the conservation team – managing the system for Artists & Artwork files. For the past 18 years she has taken on this mammoth task and continuously improves the system to ensure this valuable resource is accessible.
Marsha is known for having an encyclopaedic knowledge of past Gallery events & activities and having lamingtons at the ready for morning teas. Her colleagues recognise huge and long term contributions, dedication and good cheer. The AICCM wish to acknowledge the contribution that Marsha makes to conservation at the Art Gallery of NSW.