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David Hallam Conservation Research Award

David Hallam worked tirelessly to promote conservation, the science behind it, and the necessity for original research.

David himself worked in Metals Conservation, contributing to our understanding of the agents of deterioration, preventative conservation, collection care, passive treatments metal coatings, anti-corrosion treatments, industrial finishes and so much more.

Notably, David was a great eclectic thinker, who loved collaboration and cross-disciplinary projects. This research prize aims to keep the rules open, the guidelines simple, with inclusion being absolute. 

The only real rule is: The research must be science-based and original.
It doesn't have to be monumental or complex, it just has to help us all to move incrementally forward in our knowledge and appreciation of the material evidence of our collective histories.

David Hallam - 12-Jul-2019 _GJB5128  JPE

Objectives of the Award

1. Recognition of original research contributing to the field of conservation.

2. Promoting Scientific Standards within Conservation and the need for conservation to be based on scientific investigation. 


3. Support the industry with opportunities for recognition in excellence. 

Submission Cost

The cost of submission for 2022 is covered by Endangered Heritage in memory of David Hallam, his contribution to Materials conservation, and the furthering of research in Australia and overseas. 

The cost of submission in future years is still being determined as the initiative continues to expand.

Key Dates 

4th December 2022  Midnight –  Submissions Close

9th December 2022 – Submissions go out to judges for review 

1st February 2023– Scores due back from the judges

1st March 2023 – Winners notified

July 2023 Prize Presented publicly at the National Endangered Skills and Trades Seminar.

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