ICOM Australia Awards Open

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ICOM Australia Award for International Relations (IAAIR) 2014

This award celebrates the exceptional work undertaken by individuals and Australian institutions to strengthen international ties and contribute to the cultural richness of our region.

ICOM Australia believes that cooperative projects are very important in strengthening museum relations internationally by promoting information sharing across borders and distributing unique resources worldwide.

The glass globe awards were commissioned by ICOM Australia from Sydney based master glassmaker Benjamin Edols, and were created at the Canberra Glassworks.

Two types of award are offered:

• a discrete project or an ongoing initiative during the previous year that strengthens museum relations internationally, promotes information sharing across borders and distributes resources beyond Australia

• an outstanding individual achievement, recognising sustained international work over a long period.

Nominations close Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Further information and the nomination form are available at ICOM Australia.

Previous award recipients include:

  • Museum Victoria and JSW FOundation, recognising Sarah Kenderdine
  • Robin Torrence
  • Amareswar Galla
  • Powerhouse Museum
  • Vinod Daniel
  • Will Inveen
  • Daniel Thomas
  • Bernice Murphy
  • Ron Vanderwal
  • Australian Museum
  • Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific, Deakin University
  • Questacon
  • RMIT Gallery

Further information on the Awards is available on the ICOM Australia website, but if you have any queries, please contact Annette Welkamp, one of our Board members, at [email protected].

ICOM Australia is committed to promoting an Australian perspective on the conservation, continuity and communication to society of the world’s diverse natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible.

We look forward to receiving a submission from you or your museum.