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. Application deadlines for 2014 announced

    Applications for Conservation Training Bursaries for the 2014/15 academic year should be submitted by May 8th 2014 - NOTE that this deadline is earlier than in previous years. 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 17th, March 14th, June 18th and September 25th 2014. 

    28/10/2013 - 16:44

  2. More companies support the Anna Plowden Trust

    We are delighted to announce that more companies operating in the conservation sector have agreed to lend their support to the Anna Plowden Trust.   The most recent companies to become Corporate Supporters are: Archetype Publications Richard Rogers Conservation Maney Publishing MOMART

    25/10/2013 - 08:01

  3. Willard Conservation supports the Anna Plowden Trust

    The Trustees are delighted to announce that Willard Conservation Ltd, one of the World's leading producers of conservation tools and equipment, have agreed to become Founder Corporate Supporters of the Anna Plowden Trust.  

    26/06/2013 - 16:32

  4. Recent CPD Grants

    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 were warded 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