International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
ICCROM Awards

ICCROM Awards

ICCROM Award

The ICCROM Award is given to individuals who have contributed significantly to ICCROM’s development, and/or who have special merit in the field of conservation, protection and restoration of cultural heritage. The Council members nominate and vote for one winner of the Award in each biennium. By tradition, and following the Council’s decisions, the Award is presented on the occasion of ICCROM’s General Assembly.  It consists of a small bronze sculpture called “Conservation” by the sculptor Peter Rockwell which is presented to the winner by the Director-General, accompanied by an official laudatio (text in recognition of merit) read by the person who has nominated the winner, or by a person appointed by the Director-General.

The ICCROM Award was granted for the first time in 1979. That year an exception was made and eleven persons received it, as a sign of gratitude for their efforts in the creation and development of ICCROM during its first 20 years of existence.

ICCROM Award recipients (by year):

1979 (Laudationes – Original texts - French)    

  • Cesare Brandi
  • Maurice Chehab
  • Paul Coremans
  • Hiroshi Daifuku
  • Guglielmo De Angelis d’Ossat
  • Piero Gazzola
  • Frédéric Gysin
  • Stanislas Lorentz
  • Harold J. Plenderleith
  • Gianfranco Pompei
  • Arthur Van Schendel

1981

  • Raymond Lemaire
  • Giovanni Massari
  • Paul Philippot
  • Gertrude Tripp

1983

  • Hans Foramitti
  • Sir Norman Reid

1984     

  • Italo C. Angle
  • Laura Mora
  • Paolo Mora
  • Jean Taralon
  • Johannes Taubert

1986     

  • Tomokichi Iwasaki
  • Garry Thomson

1988

  • Albert France-Lanord
  • Bruno Mühlethaler

1990

  • Vasile Dragut
  • Paul Perrot
  • Giorgio Torraca

1992

  • Johan Lodewijks

1993

  • Giovanni Urbani
  • Om Prakash Agrawal

1995

  • Gräfin Agnes Ballestrem
  • Sir Bernard Feilden

1997

  • Cevat Erder
  • Charles Gruchy

2000     

  • Mounir Bouchenaki
  • Jukka Jokilehto

2001

  • Gaël de Guichen
  • Agnes Timar-Balazsy

2003

  • Colin Pearson

2005

  • Abdel-Aziz Daoulatli

2007

  • Katsuhiko Masuda

2009

  • Marisa Laurenzi Tabasso
  • Nils Marstein

2011

  • Herb Stovel

2013

  • Zhou Lu

2015

  • Webber Ndoro

2017

  • Giovanni Carbonara

2019

  • Grellan D. Rourke