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. 

    Mon, 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


    Fri, 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.


    Wed, 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.

    Wed, 13/02/2013 - 12:44

  5. APT alumna explains conservation on You Tube

    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.

    Mon, 05/11/2012 - 13:20

  6. Anna Plowden Trust Alumni send us their latest news

    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.

    Thu, 23/08/2012 - 16:25

  7. Bursaries and awards made in July 2012.

    The Trustees considered a record number of applications at their most recent meeting.  Many congratulations to the 15 people who were awarded Conservation Training Bursaries towards their fees for the academic year 2012-13 and will be studying on courses at all the major conservation education institutions in the UK.

    Mon, 06/08/2012 - 13:06

  8. Successful reception for APT alumni and supporters

    On 28th November the Anna Plowden Trust held a reception for its alumni  - those who have received grants, bursaries and support for continuing professional development - at the Georgian Group's beautiful headquarters at 6 Fitzroy Square in London.The event was a great success with over a hundred guests and with speeches by Chairman Susan Palmer, and alumni, Emma le Cornu, Sonja Schwoll and Amy Junker Heslip

    Tue, 29/11/2011 - 14:03

  9. Anna Plowden Trust Award for Research and Innovation in Conservation

    Icon (Institute of Conservation), the Anna Plowden Trust, and the Digital Preservation Coalition are very pleased to announce the winners for the 2010 Conservation Awards – ‘Valuing Excellence’.
The Awards were presented at a ceremony and held at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London on 1 December 2010.

    Thu, 02/12/2010 - 19:05

  10. Death of William Plowden

    With great regret the Trustees report that our Chairman, William Plowden, died suddenly on June 26th 2010. William was Anna's older brother and was instrumental in establishing the Trust in her memory. He led the Trust with great enthusisam and energy and very succesfully

    Tue, 29/06/2010 - 21:00