The Trust was established in 1998 in memory of Anna Plowden who was a pioneering conservator in the private sector.
Through our grants and other activities we support the development of skills in conservation and also help to raise awareness of conservation.
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CPD grants in the past year have allowed professional conservators, some of whom presented papers, to attend courses and conferences in the UK and overseas. They have also funded short term work experience. In addition, several CPD grants have already been awarded to enable conservators to attend the Icon conference ”PF13:Positive Futures in an Uncertain World” to be held in Glasgow in April 2013.
13/02/2013 - 12:44
Applications for Conservation Training Bursaries for the 2012/13 academic year should be submitted by June 17th 2013.
The Trust also welcomes applications from existing conservators for CPD Grants towards the costs of short specialist courses or attendance at major conferences. Deadlines for these grants are January 8th, March 19th, June 18th and September 17th 2013.
05/11/2012 - 14:05
Natalia Zagorska-Thomas benefitted from an Anna Plowden Trust Conservation Training Bursary whilst she was studying on the MA Textile Conservation in 2003-4. Natalia is now a freelance Textile Conservator. Earlier this year, Natalia recorded a video for REcreative UK in which she talks of her work as a textile conservator and as an artist. Natalia's film gives a very good introduction to conservation and is well worth watching.
05/11/2012 - 13:20
Hannah Barret and Stephen Gray benefitted from Anna Plowden Trust bursaries when they were students of, respectively, textile conservation and photographic materials. You can find out what they have been working on recently in the Past Grants section of the website.
23/08/2012 - 16:25