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. 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 - 14:53

  2. Bursary Awards 2015-16

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

    24/04/2015 - 10:06

  3. Next CPD grant application deadline 15th September

    The next deadline for applications for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) grants is 15th September. Applicants will be told the outcome of their application towards the end of that month.

    24/02/2015 - 18:15

  4. Anna Plowden Trust award for Research and Innovation

    Applications are now open for The Anna Plowden Trust Award for Research and Innovation in Conservation offered as part of the Icon Conservation Awards 2015, sponsored by Beko. The Anna Plowden Trust Award for Research and Innovation in Conservation recognises the achievements of those involved in conservation research and development. It is presented for the best completed programme of research or project aimed at furthering the knowledge and practice of conservation, including research leading to better understanding of materials, their technology of production and their conservation and the development of materials, equipment, systems or techniques for improved conservation and collection care, examination, analysis, treatment or monitoring.

    11/11/2014 - 12:08