1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Remaining application deadlines for 2014

    The Trust welcomes applications from existing conservators for CPD Grants towards the costs of short specialist courses or attendance at major conferences. The final 2014 deadline for these grants is September 25th, 2014.  

    Deadlines for 2015 Conservation Training Bursaries and for CPD grants will be announced in early 2015.

    Mon, 28/10/2013 - 19:44

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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