Simon Lambert, a student at Cardiff University was among the winners of the UKs 2010 Conservation Awards Valuing Excellence announced on 1st December. Simon received the Student Conservator of the Year Award for his project, The Carbon Footprint of Museum Loans. The project was described as, an innovative and extensive piece of work with wide benefits, an interdisciplinary project that will engage others outside the conservation community. In the current context where museums are faced with the often conflicting requirements to reduce their impact on climate change, and increase loans on reduced budgets, the Carbon Footprint of Museum Loans project encourages conservators, registrars and other loan administrators to continue delivering social benefits through loans without downsizing activities.
For information about the other winners, go to The Conservation Awards 2010 website.