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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  1. And the winner is....

    The winners of the Icon Conservation Awards 2015 were announced at a ceremony hosted by the Royal Academy of Art’s Artistic Director Tim Marlow on Thursday 22 October at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The 2015 Anna Plowden Award for Research and Innovation was won by Tate, for the Rothko conservation project.   MANY congratulations to the Tate team! In presenting the Anna Plowden Trust award, Baroness Sharp said that research and innovation in conservation is absolutely vital, and ensure that methodologies can be developed and improved.  Baroness Sharp also highlighted  the importance of the Trust's contribution to conservation training, through its conservation training bursaries and CPD grants.  

    24/10/2015 - 09:34

  2. Application deadlines for 2016 announced

    The Trustees have announced the deadlines for applications fom students for Conservaiton Training Bursaries and from conservation professionals for CPD Grants. They are as follows: Conservation Training Bursaries One deadline only: May 6th (for bursaries for the 2016-17 academic year) CPD Grants Four deadlines: January 12th, March 1st, May 6th and September 15th. You can find out more about these grants by following the links and you may also find our FAQ page helpful.

    20/10/2015 - 17:06

  3. Anna Plowden Trust award for Research and Innovation: the shortlist

    The Anna Plowden Trust Award for Research and Innovation will once again be given as part of the Icon Conservation Awards in 2015. The Trustees are delighted to announce that the following projects have been shortlisted.  Final judging will take place during the summer and the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on 22nd October.  

    23/07/2015 - 13:53

  4. Bursary Awards 2015-16

    Trustees award record number of Conservation Training Bursaries for the 2015-16 academic year...

    24/04/2015 - 09:06