Outstanding Public Service Award

2015 Public Service winner Gregory Annenberg Weingarten

Award Criteria
The Outstanding Public Service Award recognizes exceptional contributions that promote public understanding of, interest in, and support for archaeology and the preservation of the archaeological record.

Individuals, organizations, institutions, or corporations may be nominated to receive the Public Service Award. Individuals need not be members of the AIA. At the discretion of the reviewing subcommittee, the award may or may not be presented annually.

Nominations may be made by any AIA member or AIA committee. They should include a detailed statement of the candidate's contributions meriting recognition in a form suitable for use in a citation.

A subcommittee of the Professional Responsibilities Committee will review nominations and make a recommendation to the full Committee. The PRC will submit its decision for approval by the Governing Board at its May meeting.

Due Date for Nomination
Completed nominations for the 2015 prize should be received by Institute Headquarters at the below address no later than April 1, 2015, for the award to be presented at the following Annual Meeting.

Please send all nomination materials to:

Outstanding Public Service Award
Atten: Awards Department
Archaeological Institute of America
656 Beacon Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215-2006
Phone: (617) 353-9361
Email: awards@aia.bu.edu


2015 Outstanding Public Service Award: Gregory Annenberg Weingarten

Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, a Vice-President and Director of the Annenberg Foundation, lives in Paris, France and is an artist with a deep appreciation for the visual and performing arts, education, and global well-being. At Gregory’s direction, the Foundation provides funding to the World Monuments Fund which preserves works of art and architecture with cultural and historical significance. The Foundation’s multi-year funding is being used to establish the Annenberg Program for Endangered Cultural Heritage in the Developing World. Within the U.S., the Museum of Modern Art in New York receives support for their German Expressionist Digitization Project. Gregory serves as a member of the Board of Overseers for the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archeology and Anthropology where he designated funding to support their exhibit “Amarna, Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun.” Among the grantees for which Gregory directed support are the Friends of Fondation de France for education and youth development projects; the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet; the Film Arts Foundation; the Center for the Study of International Communications; and the Santa Barbara Zoological Foundation for their California Condor exhibit and rescue work. 


Past Winners of the Outstanding Public Service Award

2014 Corine Wegener
2013 David W. Packard
2012 David Gill
2011 Stefano de Caro
2010 Diane Siebrandt
2009 John Noble Wilford
2008 Francis P. McManamon
2007 Wolf-Dieter Heilmeyer
2005 John Russell
2004 He Shuzhong
2003 Lyndel Prott
2002 Nancy Bookidis and Charles K. Williams, II
1998 Walter V. Robinson

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