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AICCM National Newsletter No 154 June 2021

We all know someone amazing in conservation—now is your chance to celebrate that person’s talents and contributions by nominating them for an award. This year AICCM will be accepting nominations for the following six awards:


This award, previously known as the AICCM Hall of Fame, recognises career-long contributors to conservation and acknowledges skills sharing across levels of seniority, ensuring that skills are not lost from the profession.

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 conservators who have worked to promote the profession of conservation and its activities to the wider community and who have encouraged membership of the AICCM.

Outstanding Conservation Treatment of the Year

This new award recognises a conservator or group of conservators who has/have undertaken a conservation treatment that has significantly contributed to the conservation field, nationally or internationally, and promoted the profession of conservation and its activities to the wider community.

Outstanding Research in the Field of Materials Conservation

This award acknowledges an AICCM member or research team who has undertaken substantial research in the field of materials conservation, and who has shared this information within the national and/or international conservation profession via the AICCM Bulletin.

Outstanding Service to the Profession

This award recognises an AICCM member or institutional member who has contributed to the profession either over the long term or through a single project by active involvement in delivery of conservation seminars, workshops and other educational/learning opportunities; mentoring of other conservators; and/or promotion of conservators and/or conservation within and beyond the profession by working with allied professions and the public.

Outstanding Conservation Volunteer

This award acknowledges conservation volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to the conservation of Australia’s cultural heritage.

Nomination forms and selection criteria are available on the AICCM website HERE. Due to there being no national in-person AICCM events occurring this year, there will be an online awards celebration instead! Recipients will also be acknowledged at the next AICCM National conference.

Nominations close on 30 July 2021.

Please direct queries to the AICCM Membership Officer, Katie Wood