Recognize Your Colleagues – Nominate them for an Award by December 15th

Please remember that if you would like to nominate a colleague for an AIC award, the deadline is December 15, 2011.Every year, AIC gives out seven different awards to exemplary conservators and other professionals for outstanding and distinguished contributions to the field of conserva­tion, in addition to two awards for organizations that have shown a strong commitment to conservation.  AIC members nominate the candidates for each award, and the winners are selected by the AIC Awards Committee. The Awards are:

Robert L. Feller Lifetime Achievement Award for exceptional contributions to the conservation profession over the course of one’s career

Sheldon and Caroline Keck Award for excellence in the education and training of conservation professionals

Rutherford John Gettens Merit Award for outstanding service to the American Institute for Conservation

Honorary Membership for outstanding contributions to the field of conservation

Conservation Advocacy Award for accomplishments and contributions of conserva­tion professionals who, through substantial efforts in outreach and advocacy, have advanced the field of conservation

AIC Publications Award for excellence in an article, e-publication, or book on conservation

Special Recognition for Allied Professionals for contributions by professionals in other fields in the advancement of the conservation profession

AIC/Heritage Preservation Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collectionsfor organizations that have been exemplary in the importance and priority they have given to conservation concerns and in the commitment they have shown to the preservation and care of their cultural property

Distinguished Award for Advancement of the Field of Conservation for institutions for vital and long-standing support of professional development activities of conservators

AIC awards are truly special and meaningful to their recipients, especially because they represent peer recognition and distinction. Please take a few minutes to let us know about the colleagues and institutions that deserve recognition for making significant contributions to our field. For more information and application forms, please visit AIC’s website.