One of the highlights of the Congress will be the 2022 Forbes Prize Lecture, delivered by Vicki-Anne Heikell MNZM. She is New Zealand’s leading Māori Paper Conservator, Field Conservator for the National Preservation Office, Alexander Turnbull Library, and formerly worked at the National Library of New Zealand and the National Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa.
The prize is named after Edward Waldo Forbes (1873–1969) who was Director of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University from 1909 to 1944 and the first Honorary Fellow of IIC in 1958. The Forbes Prize lecture was established in 1958 and is the highest award that the IIC offers internationally. We look forward to hearing Vicki-Anne’s insights as this year’s Forbes Prize Lecturer.