In 2022, AICCM celebrated individuals and groups contributing to the conservation profession in Australia across five award categories, and announced the 2022 ADFAS mid-career scholars. On Tuesday 15 November, we ‘gathered’ together on Zoom for the announcement with AICCM President Alice Cannon acting as Master of Ceremonies and Quiz Master.
Thank you to all who joined in for the online event, and for those who nominated a person or project for the awards. Congratulations to our 2022 winners! Below you can find out more about their achievements.
We are indebted to the Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS https://www.adfas.org.au/conservation-and-philanthropy/), which supports AICCM and Australian conservators. The aims of ADFAS are to promote aesthetic education and the study of decorative and fine arts, and to advance the preservation of our cultural and artistic heritage. Patricia Robertson was the Founding Chair and a current Patron of ADFAS, who recognised that conservation is a significantly under-funded area of the arts.
Announced at the Awards night were the 2022 mid-career scholarships. These scholarships are generously supported by the ADFAS Armidale branch, ADFAS Bowral branch and the Patricia Robertson Fund. In 2022, ADFAS will support three ADFAS scholars.
ADFAS Armidale Mid-Career Conservator Scholarship: Evan Tindal
Evan has received the scholarship to undertake specialised built heritage metalwork conservation training at West Dean College. This will help bridge a gap in built heritage metalwork knowledge where experience with traditional metalworking techniques is required.
ADFAS Mid-Career Conservator Scholarship: Jennifer O’Connell
Jennifer has received the scholarship to attend the upcoming ‘Thread by Thread Tear Repair’ workshop. As the Senior Conservator (Painting) at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, she will be able to use this technique on a number of paintings in the collection, and share what she has learned with other conservators, colleagues and the public.
ADFAS Bowral Mid-Career Conservator Scholarship: Peter Mitchelson
Peter has received the scholarship to undertake book conservation training on the conservation of 17th century vellum bindings. This specialised training will contribute to Peter’s work as a book and paper conservator and directly by applying it to the University of Melbourne Rare Book Collections.
ADFAS also supports two AICCM student awards, for an outstanding student at the conservation training programs at the University of Melbourne and the University of Canberra.
AICCM Student Conservator of the Year (University of Canberra) – sponsored by ADFAS: Belinda Muir
AICCM Student Conservator of the Year (University of Melbourne) – sponsored by ADFAS: Daniel Bornstein
Find out more about the 2022 AICCM Student Conservators of the Year
AICCM Medal: Cobus Van Breda
AICCM Medal: Ian Batterham
AICCM Medal: Robin Hodgson
AICCM Medal: Suzanne Chee
Find out more about the four 2022 AICCM Medal recipients
Outstanding Service to the Profession: Bruce Ford
Find out more about Bruce Ford’s achievements
AICCM Conservator of the Year: Michael Marendy
Find out more about Michael Marendy
Outstanding Conservation Treatment of the Year – Loong Conservation Project (Penny Tripp, Dr Holly Jones-Amin, Marica Mucic, Dr Evan Tindal, Dr Reyhane Mirabootalebi, Tina Kalliakmanis, Ellie Bernard, Jordi Casasayas, Lisa Yeats, Peter Mitchelson, Camielle Fitzmaurice, Jingwen Wang, Isabel Walker, Gemma Ghoukkassian, Larry Edwards, Gabriel Garde, John Morrison & Jude Schahinger)
Find out more about the Loong Conservation Project
Nominations for the 2023 awards will open in May 2023.
Please see the AICCM Awards page for further information
Please direct queries to AICCM Membership Officer Lucilla Ronai