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Publication Award

The Publication Award recognizes excellence in an article or book on conservation.

Deadline: January 15

Nominate Edit Nomination


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


  • May be a book or article on any topic related to the broad field of conservation and preservation of cultural heritage (research and technical studies, treatment case studies, education, policy, philosophy and ethics, history, etc.) that demonstrates a significant contribution to the profession
  • Must not be a JAIC article
  • Must have been published during the preceding three years
  • May be an inter-disciplinary publication
  • May be by non-members and/or allied professionals
  • May be a publication published in an electronic format


  • 2022: Mooring a Field: Paul N. Banks and the Education of Library and Archives Conservators (2019) by Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa and Museum Lighting: A Guide for Conservators and Curators by David Saunders
  • 2021: Lisa Elkin and Chris Norris. Preventive Conservation: Collection Storage (2018).
  • 2020: Gwen Spicer. Magnetic Mounting Systems for Museums & Cultural Institutions (2019).
  • 2019: Constance (Connie) McCabe, ed. Platinum and Palladium Photographs: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation, American Institute for Conservation (2018).
  • 2018: none
  • 2017: none
  • 2016: Arlen Heginbotham and Jodie Lee Utter. Charles M. Russell: Watercolors 1887-1926. Amon Carter Museum of American Art (2016).
  • 2015: Sylvie Pénichon. Twentieth-Century Color Photographs: Identification and Care, Getty Conservation Institute (2013).
  • 2014: none
  • 2013: Irene Bruckle and Gerhard Banik. Water and Paper: A Guide for Conservators, Butterworth (2011).
  • 2012: Dr. Cathleen Baker. From the Hand to the Machine, Nineteenth-Century American Paper and Mediums, Technologies, Material and Conservation, Legacy Press (2010).