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Conservation Awards

From: Susan Hughes <admin>
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2006
Call for Entries
The Conservation Awards 2007

If you have been involved in an exceptional project aimed at
conserving and preserving the cultural heritage, why not apply for
an Award:

    Award for Conservation: UKP15,000
    Award for Care of Collections: increased to UKP15,000 this year
    Student Conservator of the Year Award: UKP10,000
    Digital Preservation Award: UKP5,000
    Anna Plowden Trust Award for Research and Innovation in
        Conservation: UKP2,500

The Conservation Awards, the UK's premier awards in the conservation
field, have now been launched for 2007. The Awards will be presented
at the British Museum in September 2007. Short-listed applicants
attract significant publicity, and receive a certificate recognising
their achievement at the presentation event.

The Award for Conservation recognises excellence in the conservation
of the cultural heritage in the UK. It is presented for a completed
project judged to be the best of those submitted. Projects may focus
on the conservation of individual items or collections, of
decorative elements or fixtures associated with a historic building
(but not the building itself), or of monuments and sculptures. To be
eligible, the project must have been carried out in the UK and
completed by a date between 1 February 2005 and 30 October 2006
(regardless of start-date).

The Award for Care of Collections recognises excellence in the care,
management and preservation of cultural heritage collections in the
UK. It is presented for an initiative focused on improving the care
of a collection or collections, which is judged to be the best of
those submitted. To be eligible, the initiative must have been
carried out in the UK and completed by a date between 1 February
2005 and 30 October 2006 (regardless of start-date).

The Student Conservator of the Year Award highlights the
achievements of student conservators and the high standards of UK
conservation training courses. It is presented for the conservation
project judged to be the best of those completed during training in
the UK. A student project may focus on conservation, collections
care or research and innovation and must have been completed between
1 April 2005 and 31 December 2006.

The Digital Preservation Award highlights the issues posed by
preserving electronic information in the long term. It recognises
the many new initiatives being carried out by museums, libraries,
galleries and archives. It is aimed at projects that focus on
"born-digital" resources. To be eligible, a project must demonstrate
leadership and advancement in the digital preservation arena and
must have been completed by 31 March 2007.

The Anna Plowden Trust Award for Research and Innovation recognises
the achievements of those involved in conservation research and
development. It is presented for the best completed programme of
research or development aimed at furthering the knowledge and
practice of conservation. This can include research aimed at
furthering the understanding of materials, their technology of
production and their conservation, or the development of materials,
equipment, systems or techniques for improved conservation and
collections care, examination, analysis, treatment or monitoring. To
be eligible, the work must have been carried out in the UK, or in
the case of an international partnership or team must include one UK
resident researcher. The work must reach completion and either be
accepted for publication or put on the market, in the UK between 1
June 2005 and 28 February 2007.

The outcome of all projects submitted must be accessible to the
public in the UK.

Deadlines for applications:

    15 December 2006 for the Award for Conservation and the Award
    for Care of Collections.

    28 February 2007 for the Student Conservator of the Year Award.

    31 March 2007 for the Digital Preservation Award and the Anna
    Plowden Trust Award.

Detailed information about the Awards is available at
<URL:http://www.conservationawards.org.uk>. All applications will be
made online this year. Full details of the applications procedure,
including the application forms, are given on the website, together
with contact information for any further help or guidance needed.

The Conservation Awards are generously supported by Sir Paul
McCartney and also sponsored and managed in partnership by English
Heritage, the Institute of Conservation, the Museums, Libraries and
Archives Council and the National Preservation Office. The Digital
Preservation Award is sponsored by the Digital Preservation
Coalition and the Research and Innovation Award by the Anna Plowden
Trust.

Susan Hughes
Administrator, Conservation Awards 2007
+44 207 326 0995


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