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 and anti-corrosion treatments, industrial finishes and so much more.

Notably, David was a great and eclectic thinker, who loved collaboration and cross-discipline projects. It is the aim of this research prize to keep the rules open, the guidelines simple and the inclusion 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.

Objective 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 in scientific investigation. 

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

Submission Cost

Cost of submission for 2020 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 

10th December 2020 Midnight via Endangered Heritage website portal. 

15th December 2020 – Submissions go out to judges for review 

2nd Feb 2021– Scores due back from the judges

1st March – Winners notified

July 2021 Prize Presented publicly at the National Endangered Skills and Trades Seminar.

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