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The Dorothea Award for Conservation

May 30, 2008

The AIA, in conjunction with Dorothea Restorations Ltd, offers an annual award of £500 and a handsome plaque to the project considered the best of that year’s entries. The Award’s purpose is to support and encourage voluntary conservation work on sites and artefacts of industrial, agricultural, and domestic importance.

BACKGROUND

The Award was originally launched in 1984, the tenth Anniversary of the founding of Dorothea Restorations Ltd., to commemorate the first decade of service to museums throughout the country. Its purpose is to support and encourage voluntary conservation work on sites and artefacts of industrial, agricultural, and domestic importance.The Award is made by and through the generosity of Dorothea Restorations Limited, and judged by a panel of judges, nominated by the Council of the Association for Industrial Archaeology.

The Award is administered by the Council of the Association for Industrial Archaeology, and is presented in conjunction with a suitable Conference or function organised by the Association. There will be one Award, consisting of a plaque together with a cheque for £500.00. In addition, entries which are commended by the judges will receive a Certificate of Commendation. The Award will be made annually, subject to receipt of a satisfactory application.

More details:  www.industrial-archaeology.org.uk/aadoro.htm

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