Margaret is honoured to have received the following awards:

2020AICCM Outstanding Conservation Volunteer, Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material
2017Finalist for the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal
2017Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) ‘for significant service to cultural heritage, particularly to the museums sector, to education, and to historical preservation’.
2002Lifetime Achievement Award from Museums Australia (Victoria) as part of the Museum Industry Recognition Awards
2002Honorary Life membership, Friends of the Grainger Museum
1989Museum Professional of the Year (Victoria College), "for an extraordinary contribution to the Museum Community"
1977 Turville-Petre Prize (Viking Society, London)
1975Dwight’s Prize (University of Melbourne)
1975 Anna Lodewyckx Scholarship (for eight months’ travel in Iceland, 1976 and 1977)
1973Edward Stevens Exhibition (University of Melbourne)
1972Commonwealth University Scholarship
1968Commonwealth Secondary Scholarship