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Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections

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The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) and Heritage Preservation annually present the Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections to an organization in North America that has been exemplary in the importance and priority it has given to conservation concerns and in the commitment it has shown to the preservation and care of its cultural property. Previous recipients include Tudor Place, the Maymont Foundation, the Architect of the Capitol, the Friends of 'Iolani Palace, Historic Cherry Hill, the Shelburne Museum, Cleveland Public Library, the Historical Society of Frederick County (Maryland), Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, the Henry Ford, the National Archives, the Canadian Museum of Nature, Winterthur, Bata Shoe Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

AIC and Heritage Preservation currently seek nominations for the 2015 award. Anyone may submit a nomination. Nominees should be organizations of any size responsible for cultural property that may include collections, historic sites and structures. Cultural property is defined as material that may be artistic, historic, scientific, religious or social and is an invaluable and irreplaceable legacy that must be preserved for future generations. Collections can include fine arts, library and archival materials, natural history, natural science, musical instruments, textiles, technology, archaeology, ethnography and photography.

For more information, please contact Ruth Seyler at AIC at or 202-661-8062.