Outstanding Public Service Award

2016 Public Service winner Cindy Ho

Award Criteria
The Outstanding Public Service Award recognizes exceptional contributions that promote public understanding of, interest in, and support for archaeology and the preservation of the archaeological record.

Individuals, organizations, institutions, or corporations may be nominated to receive the Public Service Award. Individuals need not be members of the AIA. At the discretion of the reviewing subcommittee, the award may or may not be presented annually.

Nominations may be made by any AIA member or AIA committee. They should include a detailed statement of the candidate's contributions meriting recognition in a form suitable for use in a citation.

A subcommittee of the Professional Responsibilities Committee will review nominations and make a recommendation to the full Committee. The PRC will submit its decision for approval by the Governing Board at its May meeting.

Due Date for Nomination
Completed nominations for the 2016 prize should be received by Institute Headquarters at the below address no later than April 1, 2016, for the award to be presented at the following Annual Meeting.

Please send all nomination materials to:

Outstanding Public Service Award
Atten: Awards Department
Archaeological Institute of America
656 Beacon Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215-2006
Phone: (617) 353-9361
Email: awards@aia.bu.edu


2016 Outstanding Public Service Award: Cindy Ho

Cindy Ho founded SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone in 2003 in response to the looting of the National Museum of Iraq. Born in Hong Kong, she is an award-winning graphic and web designer and art director in New York City. Her professional work has won accolades from the industry, but it is her personal work that best shows her power of persuasion. As a semi-professional photographer, her efforts to bring awareness to and preserve cultural heritage have been exhibited in juried solo and group shows nationwide, resulting in the documentaries Trailing the Written Word: The Art of Writing Among China's Ethnic Minorities and West of the East--A Journey Through Macau, Asia's First and Last Colony. She guest-curated the 2011 exhibition Quentin Roosevelt’s China: Ancestral Realm of the Naxi at The Rubin Museum in New York City of a forgotten and dispersed collection she uncovered and reconstructed from five different locations. She also co-edited the accompanying publication and initiated the first international conference held on the future of Naxi cultural heritage. In addition to her professional work, she is currently the managing editor for the web site wangjingwei.org about the 20th century Chinese poet, revolutionary and statesman.


Past Winners of the Outstanding Public Service Award

2015 Gregory Annenberg Weingarten
2014 Corine Wegener
2013 David W. Packard
2012 David Gill
2011 Stefano de Caro
2010 Diane Siebrandt
2009 John Noble Wilford
2008 Francis P. McManamon
2007 Wolf-Dieter Heilmeyer
2005 John Russell
2004 He Shuzhong
2003 Lyndel Prott
2002 Nancy Bookidis and Charles K. Williams, II
1998 Walter V. Robinson

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