Recognize Your Colleagues-Nominate them for an AIC Award!

At some point in every career the guidance, support, or encouragement of a peer makes a world of difference. Every year AIC gives awards to exemplary conservators and other professionals
for their outstanding and distinguished contributions to the field. AIC members nominate the candidates for each award and the AIC Awards Committee selects the recipients.

Which of your colleagues deserve recognition in the following award categories?

AIC Publications Award—recognizes excellence in a non-AIC Journal article or book on conservation published during the preceding two years (October 1–September 31).

Robert Feller Lifetime Achievement Award—recognizes 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 (AIC).

Conservation Advocacy Award (formerly the University Products Award)—for the accomplishments and contributions for conservation professionals who, through substantial efforts in outreach and advocacy, have advanced the field of conservation and furthered the cause of conservation.

These AIC awards are truly special and meaningful to their recipients, especially because they represent peer recognition and distinction. Nominate someone special today!

Many institutions, organizations, and individuals support the care of collections and the field of conservation in a variety of ways important to us all. To which award category below can you
submit a strong nomination?

Forbes Medal—for distinguished contributions to the field of conservation by a nationally prominent figure whose work on a national or international platform has significantly advanced the preservation of cultural heritage.

Special Recognition for Allied Professionals—in recognition of the work and contributions by professionals in other fields to the advancement of the conservation profession. Distinguished Award for Advancement for the Field of Conservation—recognizes institutions for vital and longstanding support of professional development activities of conservators.

Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and care of Collections, a joint AIC and Heritage Preservation Award—recognizing an organization large or small whose commitment to conservation has been sustained and exemplary.

For more information and award applications, please visit The nomination deadline for all awards is December 15, 2012.