Professor May Cassar, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Heritage, and Director of the AHRC/EPSRC Science and Heritage Programme, has been awarded the 2012 Plowden Medal Conservation Award.
The Royal Warrant Holders Association awards the Plowden
Medal annually to recognise the person who has made the most significant recent
contribution to the advancement of the conservation profession. Inaugurated in
1999, the award is in memory of the late Hon Anna Plowden CBE. HRH The Duke of Gloucester presented this year's Plowden Medal.
May Cassar was awarded this year’s medal at the Association’s annual luncheon on 6 June. The award was given to May ‘for her enduring commitment to improving the professional standing of heritage conservation practice nationally and internationally... Using her combined practical, scientific and academic experience, Professor Cassar has successfully transformed thinking and practice in heritage science research, training and policy... There are few professionals working in conservation today who have not been influenced by Professor Cassar’s work and her generosity of spirit.’
Congratulations to May for this distinguished and well-deserved award.
Top: Professor May Cassar with the 2012 Plowden Medal
Middle: Professor May Cassar meets HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO. Pictured behind is Mrs Jenifer Emery, RWHA Vice-President, and Richard Peck, RWHA Secretary.
Bottom: HRH The Duke of Gloucester presents May Cassar with her award.