Activities - IAAIR
ICOM Australia Award for International Relations (IAAIR)
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:
2014 awards for international relations
The awards were presented by Dr Robin Hirst (Chair, ICOM Australia) at the 2014 Museums Australia Conference dinner at Launceston on International Museum Day, 18 May 2014.
2014 briefing brochure (208kB)
Professor Robyn Sloggett
Professor Sloggett is recognised for her significant contribution in fostering museum and conservation practice and professional development between Southeast Asia and Australia.
Professor Sloggett is Director of the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne. Her research interests include programs in cultural materials conservation that focus on the materials and techniques of artists (particularly in Australia and South East Asia), ethical and philosophical issues in cultural materials conservation, and the development of scientific techniques for conservation.
Robyn Sloggett testimonial (160kB)
1. Associate Professor Robyn Sloggett (Director, The Centre for Cultural Materials
Western Australian Museum
The award for a discrete project recognises an exemplary collaboration between the Western Australian Museum (WAM) and the National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage (NRIMCH) in South Korea. The project reached across and under the oceans to undertake joint research, share current and acquired knowledge, and contribute skills to maritime cultural activities, specifically underwater excavation and materials conservation of maritime archaeological objects.
A particularly significant outcome is that the research collaboration continues as the result of another three-year memorandum of understanding being signed by the CEO of the WA Museum Alec Coles and his Korean counterparts.
WA Museum testimonial (105kB)
1. Ceramic flask discovered in the waters off Taean, South Korea (2011)
There was no award in 2008.