Credit: William Pike

William Pike (Inspiring Explorer 2017) was awarded the University of Auckland's Young Alumnus of the Year Award for 2019 for his William Pike Challenge Award for school students. This programme is designed to foster personal development in young people, with over 6000 students participating so far.

David Skegg (past Trustee) has published a book, The Health of the People (Bridget Williams Books, 2019). Read more at this Alumni News For more alumni news visit website:

Julian Bickersteth (Conservation Artefacts Consultant) was elected as President of IIC (International Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works) in January, the leading materials conservation organisation in the world.

Susanne Grieve (Former Conservator) has started a doctoral research project at Victoria University Wellington in the Museum and Heritage Studies programme on the relationship between communities and maritime heritage in the Taranaki region. She hopes to identify models for collaboration between heritage practitioners and communities that lead to the preservation of heritage along the coast. Her and husband, Jeff Rawson (Alumnus), have also welcomed their first child.

Alumna Susanne Grieve

Lynn Campbell (Former Conservator) presented a paper at the prestigious Nordic Association of Conservators at the XXI NKF Congress – “Cultural heritage facing catastrophe: prevention and recoveries” held in Reykjavík, Iceland in September 2018.

Brando Yelavich (Inspiring Explorer 2018) is due to do the first self-supported crossing of Australia (West to East on a new route) on bicycle. Follow his adventure at 

Josiah Wagener (Former Conservator) is launching his own conservation lab, Josiah Wagener Art Conservation, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania USA.

Alumnus Josiah Wagener


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