Call for nominations for the Keck Award

IIC award celebrates projects raising public understanding of conservation

08 Apr 2022


The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) are accepting nominations for the 2022 Keck Award.

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The Award is given every two years for the best public outreach built around a conservation project. They are looking for programmes that promote public understanding of our profession, and also highlight the artistic and technical accomplishments necessary for good conservation.

The Award has been given since 1994, generously endowed by Caroline and Sheldon Keck to commemorate their own distinguished careers in conservation.


What does a winning project look like?

You can find out more about previous winners here. There is a short film from our 2020 winner, the Storage, Conservation and Restoration Department at Sport Lisboa e Benfica Cultural Heritage, which generated great public interest in its conservation of sport artefacts with work ranging from school visits to social media outreach. Previous winners have promoted conservation of everything from the huge Rode Altarpiece at St Nicholas' Church Tallinn, to the skeleton of a blue whale.


How to enter

If you would like to propose a project, whether your own work, institution or organisation, or the work of others, please send your nomination to the IIC office to arrive by Monday 4 May 2022 (5pm BST).

Full details here - but in brief, entries should consist of 500 - 1000 words, one or two photographs, and supporting media such as films or a website.


The Prize

The award is a certificate of recognition and a prize of £2500, which will be presented online at the next biennial IIC Wellington Congress,  on 5-9 September 2022. IIC will also be promoting the prizewinning work across our website and social media.


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