Conservation and Heritage Management Award

Susan Hughes accepting the 2016 CHM Award

The Conservation and Site Preservation Committee invites nominations for the Conservation and Heritage Management Award. This award is made in recognition of an individual's or institution's exceptional achievement in any of the following areas:

1) Archaeological conservation (the conservation of an artifact, monument, or site);
2) Archaeological conservation science (an advance in the deterioration analysis or treatment of archaeological materials);
3) Archaeological heritage management (the overall management of a site or group of sites including their preservation and interpretation to the public);
4) Education/public awareness of archaeological conservation through teaching, lecturing, and exhibition, or a publication.

The Award is open to any international individuals, institutions, or organizations, public or private, who merit recognition for their contributions to the preservation of our archaeological heritage. Eligibility is not restricted to members of the AIA or to U.S. citizens.

Please send name(s), a CV, and a substantive statement about the nominee's qualifications for the award to:

Due Date for Nomination
Completed nominations for the 2019 prize should be received by the AIA at the address below no later than November 1, 2018, for the award to be presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Samantha Austin
Archaeological Institute of America
44 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

2016 Conservation and Heritage Management Award: City of Toronto's Heritage Preservation Services & ASI

The AIA presented its 2016 Conservation and Heritage Management Award to the City of Toronto's Heritage Preservation Services & the archaeological and cultural heritage consultancy, ASI on January 7th at the AIA’s 117th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California.  The two groups were recognized for their work in developing, implementing, and maintaining an Archaeological Management Plan for the City of Toronto. The plan is a proactive and visionary archaeological management practice that exceeds legislative requirements and was developed and implemented at a scale unseen in other jurisdictions. The City of Toronto has recognized the importance of this model and is particularly rigorous in the application of it.

Past Winners of the Conservation and Heritage Management Award

2016 City of Toronto's Heritage Preservation Services & the archaeological and cultural heritage consultancy, ASI
2015 Elizabeth Pye
2014 Staffordshire Hoard Conservation Project
2013 Sudharshan Seneviratne
2012 James R. McCredie
2011 Archaeological Conservancy
2010 Henry Cleere

Heritage Watch


Catherine Sease


Pointe-à-Callière Musée d'Archéologie et d'Histoire de Montréal, accepted by Francine Lelièvre, Executive Director


Hester A. Davis, Arkansas Archaeological Survey, William Lipe, Washington State University, and Charles R. McGimsey, III, Arkansas Archaeological Survey

2005 Parks Canada Agency, les Services d'Archéologie Subaquatique à Agence Parcs Canada, under the direction of its Chief Archaeologist, Robert Grenier
2004 Nicholas P. Stanley-Price
2002 Wet Organic Archaeological Materials Working Group
2001 Museum of London
1999 Lawrence J. Majewski
1998 Department of Conservation and Materials Science at the Institute of Archaeology, University of London

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