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.


    Sat, 24/10/2015 - 10:34

  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.

    Tue, 20/10/2015 - 18:06

  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.


    Thu, 23/07/2015 - 14:53

  4. Bursary Awards 2015-16

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

    Fri, 24/04/2015 - 10:06

  5. 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.

    Tue, 24/02/2015 - 18:15

  6. 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.

    Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:08

  7. New Trustees for APT

    Two practising conservators who are past recipients of Conservation Bursaries from the Anna Plowden Trust, Tristram Bainbridge and Carol Weiss, have joined the Trust's board.  Susan Palmer, Chairman of the Anna Plowden Trust said: "I am delighted that Tristram and Carol have become trustees. As relatively recent recipients of our support and as conservators working variously in national insitutions, private practice and in teaching they will bring an invaluable and fresh perspective to the Trust."


    Tue, 04/11/2014 - 16:31

  8. 2013 Annual Report published

    The Anna Plowden Trust's Annual Report for 2013 has been published. You can download a copy below but if you would like a hard copy please do email us via the Contact Us section of the website and we will be delighted to send you one.
    Since it was founded in 1998 the Trust has awarded a total of over £400,000 in bursaries and grants, which represents a substantial contribution to education and training in the sector.   Since 2012 alone we have awarded bursaries to 30 students in 13 institutions who are studying on 21 different courses. We have also awarded CPD Grants to 40 conservators working in over 30 institutions and private practices.

    Tue, 05/08/2014 - 16:55

  9. Conservation Bursaries awarded for 2014-15

    A record number of Conservation Bursaries were awarded by the Anna Plowden Trust's Trustees at their recent meeting thanks to the generosity of many funders who have helped increase the funds the Trust has available for bursaries.

    Seventeen bursaries have been awarded to individuals who will be studying on 12 different conservation programmes at fifteen institutions.

    Sat, 21/06/2014 - 17:35

  10. 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