Nominations are open for the 2022 Plowden Medal Conservation Award

The Association awards the Plowden Medal annually to recognise the man or woman who has made the most significant recent contribution to the advancement of the conservation profession.

Inaugurated in 1999, the award commemorates the Hon. Anna Plowden CBE, a leading conservator and Grantee of Plowden & Smith, who was the President-elect of the Association at the time of her death in 1997.

Presented at an Association event, the Plowden Medal covers all aspects of conservation, be they practical, theoretical or managerial, and is open to both those working in private practice and those employed by institutions.

The winners of the Plowden Medal 2021 were Stephen Clare MBE and Professor Jane Henderson FIIC pictured with their certificates.

The Plowden Medal applications are now open, click here for the nomination form. The closing date for applications is Friday 20th May 2022. Click below to download more information about the Plowden Medal or email

Past Winners’ Citations