AIC/Heritage Preservation 

College Art Association Award

The CAA/Heritage Preservation Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation recognized outstanding contributions by one or more persons who, individually or jointly, enhanced understanding of art through the application of knowledge and experience in conservation, art history, and art. 

1991: Gridley McKim-Smith, Greta Andersen-Bergdoll, Richard Newman, and Andrew Davidhazy

 

1992: Robert L. Feller, Research Center on Materials of the Artist and Conservator, Mellon Institute

 

1993: Arthur Wheelock, National Gallery of Art

 

1994: Maryan Ainsworth, Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

1995: Molly Ann Fairies, Indiana University

 

1996: Marjorie B. Cohn, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University

 

1997: Henry W. Lie, Straus Center for Conservation, Harvard University

 

1998: W. Thomas Chase, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution

 

2000: Christa C. Mayer Thurman, Art Institute of Chicago

 

2001: Andrea Kirsh, independent scholar and curator, and Rustin S. Levenson, independent paintings conservator

 

2002: Harry Cooper and Ron Spronk, Harvard University Art Museums

 

2003: Ernst van de Wetering, University of Amsterdam

 

2004: Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art, Harvard University Museums, and Whitney Museum of American Art

 

2005: Paolo Cherchi Usai, National Screen and Sound Archive in Australia

 

2006: Don Kalec, Historic Preservation Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and John Thorpe, John Thorpe and Associates

 

2007: Lawrence Becker, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Christine Kondoleon, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

2008: Elizabeth S. Bolman, Tyler School of Art, Temple University

 

2009: Carol Stringari, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Chris McGlinchey, Museum of Modern Art

 

2010: David Bomford, J. Paul Getty Museum

 

2011: Joyce Hill Stoner, Art Conservation Department, University of Delaware

 

2012: Francesca G. Bewer, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums

 

2013: Lance Meyer and Gay Myers, Lyman Allyn Art Museum

 

2014: Glenn Wharton, Museum of Modern Art and Museum Studies Program, New York University

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2015: E. Melanie Gifford, National Gallery of Art

With the dissolution of Heritage Preservation, the award became the College Art Association (CAA) / American Institute for Conservation (AIC) Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation.

2016: Debra Hess Norris, Department of Art Conservation, University of Delaware

 

2017: Tom J. S. Learner, Head of Science at the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)

 

2018: Paul Messier, Lens Media Lab (LML) at Yale University's Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

 

2019: Karl D. Buchberg, Senior Conservator, Museum of Modern Art, and Jodi Hauptman, Senior Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, Museum of Modern Art