Anne Salisbury— 2005 Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award

Award Citation: 

It is with distinct pleasure that the Archaeological Institute of America presents the Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award for the year 2005 to Anne Salisbury. This honor is bestowed on the exemplary volunteer considered to have best furthered the work of the AIA through exceptional service and commitment to the goals of the Institute.

Salisbury has been an active supporter of the AIA for well over a decade, working quietly and diligently to promote public awareness of its mission.  She served two terms as a Society Trustee and labored on numerous committees, chairing the Outstanding Local Society Committee and the Annual Meeting Outreach Committee. She has also devoted enormous time and energy building the Minneapolis/St. Paul Society. Salisbury secured grants from the Minnesota Humanities Commission to supplement the lectures provided by the Institute, coordinated the local lecture series — always ensuring the high caliber of the speaker, and negotiated quality venues for the talks that were easily accessible to the public. Her efforts contributed to the trust and confidence the community placed in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Society and enabled it to grow and flourish under her leadership.

Anne Salisbury's commitment to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Society and the AIA is most recently exemplified by her development of an Archaeology TV series in Minneapolis. She conceived, organized, and oversaw the planning and filming of this project, which is comprised of eight independent segments, each featuring a local archaeologist and their work. She took upon herself the tasks of locating a studio, gathering cast and crew, and providing introductions and conclusions for each segment. Salisbury oversaw all filming and editing and took great care to ensure that the message of each program would further the educational mission of the AIA. The series will be distributed to all cable TV stations throughout Minnesota.


            In addition, Anne has always been an active organizer of events at our Annual meetings. As chair of the Annual Meeting Outreach Committee she has been a strong force in our annual Archaeology Family Fair and, at the 2004 Annual meeting in San Francisco, she was instrumental in organizing two teacher's workshops co-sponsored with the University of California at Berkeley. To add to her myriad credentials, early in her tenure as a Society Trustee, Anne took on the task of collating and analyzing the results of a survey aimed at understanding the needs of local societies.


            Over the years, Anne's commitment to the growth and well being of the AIA cannot be over stated. The Archaeological Institute of America is proud to present her with the 2005 Martha and Artemis Joukowsky Distinguished Service Award.        

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