The biennial award is the result of the collaboration between Nigel Williams’ family and the Icon Ceramics & Glass Group, and has a closing date of 2 February.
… outstanding professional project focusing on the conservation/restoration of ceramic, glass…
The Institute of Conservation(ICON) writes:
The Nigel Williams Prize rewards conservation work in ceramics, glass, and other related materials.
The biennial award is the result of the collaboration between Nigel Williams’ family and the Icon Ceramics & Glass Group. It was created to serve both as a memorial to Nigel’s work and to encourage continuing high standards at all levels within the profession.
The Nigel Williams Prize seeks to recognise an outstanding professional project focusing on the conservation/restoration of ceramic, glass or a directly related material, whether interventive or preventive. Submissions are welcome from individuals or teams from the private or public sector.
To qualify for the prize applicants should be a member of at least one of the following organisations:
- Institute of Conservation (Icon)
- International Institute for Conservation (IIC)
- International Council of Museums-Conservation Committee (ICOM-CC)
We welcome applications from both residents of the UK and the rest of the World. To be eligible, the project must have been completed within the three years prior to the submission deadline.
A panel of three judges, drawn from both the public and private sector, will assess each submission. The panel is happy to provide feedback on all projects.
Loretta Hogan, Ceramics and Glass Conservator at the British Museum and a former colleague of Nigel Williams, has led the Judging Panel since 2019.
- The Main Prize: The winning project receives £1,000 and a virtual presentation of a gilded ceramic copy of the Portland Vase (kindly donated by Wedgwood and kept at the Museum).
- The Secondary Prize: The prize of £400 may be awarded to a close runner-up, at the judges’ discretion.
- The Student Prize: £250. Applications must have been completed while the applicant was still in full-time or further education.