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Awards & Honors

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Submisson Deadline: February 1

The American Institute for Conservation awards members and allied professionals for outstanding and distinguished contributions to the field of conservation.

  • Current members of the Board of Directors are not eligible.
  • In support of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, the committee gives special consideration to nominees whose work addresses the DEIA goals expressed in our current strategic plan and/or who identify as BIPOC or are members of groups underrepresented in the profession.


  • Write a letter outlining why the nominee deserves this award.
  • Collect letters from at least two additional co-sponsors.

2024 Honorees

Congratulations to everyone being honored in our 2024 Award Ceremony on May 21!


  • Allied Professionals Special Recognition

  • College Art Association-American Institute for Conservation Award

  • Emerging Leader Award

  • Robert L. Feller Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Fellows

  • Forbes Medal

  • Rutherford John Gettens Award

  • Honorary Membership

  • Sheldon and Caroline Keck Award

  • Paintings Award

  • President's Award

  • Publication Award

  • Textiles Award


  • Distinguished Award for Advancement of the Field of Conservation

  • Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections


See Awards Commitee, or email

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