2017 ICOM award nominations due 10 March
ICOM Australia Awards
ICOM Australia Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding work undertaken by Australian individuals and institutions that has strengthened international relations and contributed to the cultural richness of museums and galleries.
Australian museums and galleries enrich the cultural, social and intellectual lives of all Australians and contribute to well-informed, tolerant and cohesive communities. The exchange of ideas and expertise internationally is an important part of expanding these opportunities.
Award winners are presented with a glass globe sculpture and certificate. The sculptures were commissioned by ICOM Australia from Sydney based master glassmaker Benjamin Edols, and were created at the Canberra Glassworks.
The Awards prior to 2015 were known as the ICOM Australia Award for International Relations.
Two Awards are offered annually:
- Individual Award – for an outstanding individual achievement recognising significant international engagement and inspirational contribution to Australia’s cultural life
- Institution Award – for an innovative project or an ongoing initiative during the previous year that strengthens museum relations internationally, promotes information sharing across borders and distributes resources beyond Australia.
Nominations are now open for the 2017 ICOM Australia Awards. For the first time we’re please to announce that the Awards are open to both ICOM and non-ICOM members.
Please download and read carefully the briefing and nomination documentation.
Nominations close: 5.00pm AEDT Friday 10 March 2017.
|Briefing brochure (326kB)|
|Nomination form (322kB)||Nomination form (133kB)|
ICOM Australia Bursary Program (IABP)
The bursary program aims to support ICOM Australia members and ICOM regional members attendance at international ICOM meetings including General Conferences, meetings of International Committees and Affiliated Organisations or Regional Assemblies.
ICOM Australia established a bursary program in 1998 and regularly reviews and updates this program.
Eligibility is for individual members of three or more years continous standing:
- of ICOM Australia
- or of ICOM internationally and who reside in the Pacific Islands or Timor-Leste.
Applications are open for the 2017 ICOM Australia Bursary Program. The focus for bursaries this year is for member attendance at ICOM International Committee meetings in 2017. Bursaries are for up to $1000.