Heritage Defender Award
Heritage Preservation’s highest award was presented to individuals and institutions who made extraordinary, nationally-significant contributions to preserving cultural heritage.
2003: Mary Anderson Bain for helping to create a cultural heritage grants program for the National Park
Service and a conservation program at the Institute of Library and Museum Services and to ensure
funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the
Smithsonian Institute, the National Gallery, and the Kennedy Center.
2009: Angelica Rudenstine, Program Officer for Museums and Art Conservation at the Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation, and Anne-Imelda Radice, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services
2013: New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Office of Emergency Management for their
sustained commitment to protecting cultural and artistic heritage through partnerships promoting
emergency preparedness and response.