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Nigel Williams Prize: Call for Submissions

The Nigel Williams Prize seeks to recognize an outstanding professional project in the conservation of ceramic, glass, or a related material. All projects must have been completed in the last three years, by either an individual or a team. The deadline for applications is February 2, 2021.

The awards are:

  • Main Prize: The winning project receives £1,000 and a virtual presentation of a gilded ceramic copy of the Portland Vase (donated by Wedgwood and kept at the Museum).
  • Second Prize: The prize of £400 may be awarded to a close runner-up, at the judges’ discretion.
  • Student Prize: £250. Projects must have been completed while the applicant was training in conservation.

The biennial award is the result of the collaboration between Nigel Williams’ family and the Icon Ceramics & Glass Group. For more information on the prize and application, please visit the Nigel Williams Prize page on the Icon website. All questions about the application can be sent to the prize coordinator, Miriam Orsini at nwp@icon.org.uk.

2021 Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor

Lynda Zycherman

Lynda Zycherman has been appointed by The Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center as the new 2021 Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor in Conservation and Technical Studies. She will teach modern and contemporary sculpture conservation in the spring 2021 and will deliver a virtual public lecture during her tenure. 

The Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Conservation is awarded to a prominent conservator or scientist who brings new areas for research and teaching to the program in conservation. The Conservation Center at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University is an international leader in research and graduate teaching and is committed to global engagement and advancing the fields of art history, archaeology, and the theory and practice of conservation.

See more at the NYU website.

Helpful Resources on AIC’s Website

  • Funding for individual study or research programs through FAIC: https://www.culturalheritage.org/resources/funding
  • Career resources: https://www.culturalheritage.org/resources/career
  • Outside (non-FAIC) funding sources: https://www.culturalheritage.org/resources/funding/ outside-funding-sources
  • Conferences, courses, and workshops held by allied organizations: https://www.culturalheritage.org/resources/career/ events-from-allied-organizations

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