Entries are now open for the 2024 ICOM Australia Awards. The ICOM Australia Awards acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding contributions made by individuals and Institutions in Australia that have strengthened international relations and enriched the cultural landscape of museum and galleries.

Australian museums and galleries play a vital role in enhancing the cultural, social and intellectual lives of all Australians and contribute to well-informed, tolerant, and cohesive communities. International collaboration and the sharing of ideas and expertise are integral to furthering these endeavours.

We are pleased to invite nominations for the 2024 ICOM Australia awards and celebrating significant achievements in the museum and gallery sector.

Nominations are now open.


For further information on the awards: ICOM Australia Awards 2024 – General Information

Nominations and supporting documentation must be e-mailed to by COB 30 June 2024.

2023 ICOM Australia annual awards:

2023 Institutional winner

Honouring outstanding contributions to Australian museums international relationships

The Western Australian Museum

ICOM Australia Award 2023 Institution Western Australian Museum citation

2023 Individual winner

Dr Charlotte Galloway

ICOM 2023 winning citation

The ICOM Australia Traveling Fellowship winner

Maria Rojas, Conservator

In 2023 the inaugural ICOM Australia Traveling Fellowship was awarded to Museum conservator, María Vicente Rojas, who is pursuing research, gaining new skills and networking opportunities in museums overseas. Maria is currently working as a casual conservator at International Conservation Services in Chatswood, NSW, was selected as the first recipient of the ICOM Australia Fellowship, an annual award established recently by ICOM-Australia. The Fellowship of up to $5,000, is funded through donations by Australian members of ICOM (the International Council of Museums, Paris)[1], is conceived to encourage early-career Australian ICOM members to increase personal experience through undertaking travel and expanding their networks abroad.

ICOM Australia was impressed by Maria Vicente Rojas’ project, titled ‘Researching novel sustainable solutions for cultural heritage conservation’.

The ICOM Australia Fellowship, is open to all early career and student ICOM members in Australia.

The 2024 Fellowship has been awarded to Briar Holt from the University of Melbourne. ICOM Australia is supporting Briar with $5,000 to assist her to travel to institutions in Europe to explore best practice examples of museum management and to attend the 2024 Arts & Cultural Management Conference in Vienna in November this year.

Applications for the 2025 Fellowship will open early next year.