Newsletter Issue Number:
AICCM National Newsletter No 158 August 2022
Lucilla Ronai

The AICCM is pleased to announce that applications for the ADFAS Mid-Career Scholarships are now open. The award is made possible by the support of ADFAS  for conservation in Australia through the Patricia Robertson Fund (PRF).

In 2022, ADFAS is offering two scholarships:

  • 2022 ADFAS Mid-Career Scholarship $2000
  • 2022 ADFAS Armidale Mid-Career Scholarship $2000

2021 ADFAS Mid-Career Conservator Scholarship recipient Lisa Charleston. Image credit Lisa Charleston, November 2021.

These scholarships are for a mid-career conservator with a minimum of 10 years practice to undertake a professional development opportunity including, but not limited to, attendance at a conservation conference or workshop, or use towards the publication of research, or the development of an innovative technique or material.


Details regarding the application are outlined below.

Applications close: 31 August 2022

 Applicants are required to:

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee comprising of the ADFAS and AICCM representatives. Selection will be based on both the benefit of the award to the development of the recipient’s career and the benefit to the AICCM and profession.


The awardee must submit an article (300–500 words) to both the ADFAS annual publication ArtLife and the AICCM e-newsletter in addition to presenting a lecture on the outcome of the award at their local chapter of ADFAS or AICCM within 12 months of the award announcement. The awardee will also need to submit a report for the ADFAS AGM. Find out more here


ADFAS support for conservation

ADFAS is a community of members interested in developing an appreciation of art history and fostering an understanding of contemporary cultural works. Philanthropy is central to the ADFAS ethos. ADFAS has a long-standing commitment to advancing conservation practice.

Find out more about ADFAS and the Patricia Robertson Fund

 2021 ADFAS Armidale Branch Mid-Career Conservator Scholarship recipient Sherryn Vardy. Image credit Sherryn Vardy, Gippsland Heritage Conservation.


2021 ADFAS Mid-Career Conservator Scholarship recipient Charlotte Walker. Image credit Charlotte Walker, courtesy of Museums Victoria. Copyright Charlotte Walker / All Rights Reserved.