Nancy Odegaard, Professor Emerita, has been awarded the 2021 College Art Association/ American Institute for Conservation Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation. Founded in 1911, The College Art Association of America is the principal organization in the United States that promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and criticism of the visual arts and in creativity and technical skill in the teaching and practices of art.
This CAA/AIC Award recognizes outstanding contributions by people who, individually or jointly, have enhanced understanding of art through the application of knowledge and experience in conservation, art history, and art. The joint award with AIC was first presented in 2016. Between 1991 and 2015, the award was known as the “CAA/Heritage Preservation Award for Distinction in Scholarship and Conservation.”
The award recognizes that “Nancy Odegaard’s scholarship and gracious leadership have been central to modeling and encouraging collaboration between disciplines, advancing conservation discourse, and fostering a more inclusive and nuanced understanding of art and cultural heritage.” A full description may be found at https://www.collegeart.org/programs/awards/conservation. (Anthro News Digest date: 02/26/2021)