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Past Grants: Bursaries


  • Alice Woodward, 2015/16

    MA Works of Art on Paper, Northumbria University I am extremely grateful to the Anna Plowden Trust for providing financial support that enabled me to embark on a two-year conservation masters programme for works of art on pap

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  • India Carpenter, 2015/16

    BA Conservation, City and Guilds The past year has been an enormously enriching and exciting year for me, made possible by the Trust's generous bursary. It has been undeniably hard work, but the variety of work, the superb te

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  • Jenna Taylor, 2014/15

    MSc in Conservation Practice, Cardiff University I would like to start my report by thanking the Trust for awarding me a bursary which went towards my university fees. I was extremely privileged to have been chosen and cannot

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  • Jessica Hyslop, 2014/15

    Conservation of Books and Library Materials, West Dean College I have just finished my first year at West Dean College studying Conservation of Books and Library Materials, and it has proved as enriching and rewarding an expe

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  • Laura Wilkinson, 2014/15

    MA in Conservation of Historic Objects, University of Lincoln The Masters was an incredibly concentrated year … and the objects I worked on were eclectic in nature. In the practical classes we had great support from our tutor

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  • Letitia Steer, 2014/15

    MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums, University College London The bursary from the Anna Plowden Trust has been invaluable in supporting me in my first year of the MSc. The MSc has given me the opportunity to deve

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  • Amy Dix, 2014/15

    MA Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management, York University The Anna Plowden Trust bursary allowed me to continue into the second year of my Masters course . The second year began after a 16-week work placement in

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  • Caroline Rogers, 2013/14

    MA Conservation of Historic Objects, Lincoln University The support given by the Anna Plowden Trust towards my MA studies has been invaluable. The bursary enabled me to take up my place on the course, and so opened up a world

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  • Liza Nathan, 2013/14

    City and Guilds: Postgraduate Diploma in Conservation I have just finished my second year of a post-graduate diploma in conservation in wood and stone at City & Guilds of London Art School. The course thus far has given me a

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  • Puneeta Sharma, 2013/14

    Camberwell College of Art: MA Conservation, Art on Paper The bursary from the Anna Plowden Trust meant that I was able to take time off from my part-time job to focus on my studies, which helped me immensely during my second

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  • Fiona Wain, 2013/14

    MPhil Textile Conservation, Centre for Textile Conservation, University of Glasgow I am currently in the final year of the 2-year programme, heading towards dissertation. As the course has progressed I have learnt and put int

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  • Emma Nichols, 2012/13

    During her final year on the MA course at Camberwell, Emma Nichols covered a broad range of subjects in paper, book and parchment conservation.

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  • Katie Harrison, 2012/13

    Katie finished her MA in Stained Glass Conservation at York University in the summer of 2013. The course combines both practical and theoretical study, with a number of research trips and studio placements. Katie had an 18-we

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  • Will Gilbert, 2012/13

    Will Gilbert received a Conservation Bursary for the final year of his Conservation Studies at City & Guilds. During the year Will was able to combine “conservation work on four fragments of a large geometric mosaic floor fro

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  • Hannah Young, 2012/13

    In 2012/13 Hannah Young received an Anna Plowden Trust Conservation Bursary towards her fees on the Postgraduate Diploma course in Metalwork Conservation at West Dean. Her course work included the conservation of a range of o

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  • Charlotte Baron, 2011/12

    Charlotte completed her three-year Post-graduate course in Conservation at the City & Guilds of London Art School in the summer of 2012. The course was very varied and Charlotte worked with “stone, wood, plaster, decorative s

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  • Lucy Crombie, 2011/12

    Lucy did an MA in Conservation at Camberwell College of Arts, where she specialised in book conservation, starting on small projects and practising different techniques essential in the profession, which was extremely useful

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  • Beatrice Farmer, 2011/12

    In the academic year 2011/12 the Anna Plowden Trust funded three students on the second year of the Textile Conservation course at the University of Glasgow. All three found the course both enjoyable and challenging and feel

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  • Emma Payne, 2011/12

    Emma completed the first year of her MSc in conservation for Archaeology and Museums at University College London. A large part of the course consists of practical conservation work. The objects she worked on included “a mode

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  • Tristram Bainbridge, 2010/11

    Tristram left West Dean with a MA in Conservation Studies, with a focus on furniture and related decorative arts. The structure of the course was flexible and allowed Tristram greater opportunity to control the direction of s

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  • Elizabeth Hippisley-Cox, 2010/11

    Elizabeth started the first year of the two year MA course in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management at York in the autumn of 2010. The course is the only one of its kind in the English speaking world and is longe

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  • Helen Bower, 2009/10

    Helen graduated from the University of York in February 2011, with an MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management. The course is the only one of its kind in the English speaking world and Helen and her seven coll

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  • Stephen Gray, 2009/10

    I was lucky enough to be awarded a grant from the Anna Plowden Trust and elected to learn more about the conservation of photographic materials. My current role involves the collection, standardisation and preservation of res

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  • Hannah Barrett, 2006/7

    I was very fortunate to receive the support of the Anna Plowden Trust in 2006 and 2007, this enabled me to take up my place on the two-year MA Textile Conservation programme at the Textile Conservation Centre . The training a

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  • Gregory Bell, 2006/07

    Gregory Bell completed the one-year course at West Dean College in the conservation and restoration of antique clocks. Having successfully made a test piece, which was also deliberately damaged and repaired, he was allowed to

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  • Rosamund Weatherall, 2005/06

    Rosamund Weatherall completed her MA in Textile Conservation at the Textile Conservation Centre in 2005. In the first year Rosamund was introduced to “many of the core skills required to make an assessment of the condition an

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  • Craig Horsfall, 2005/06

    Head of Conservation, John Jones London I am very grateful to have received the APT course-fees bursary while at Northumbria University, supporting my studies and enabling me after graduation in 2006 to start my early career

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  • Natalia Zagorska-Thomas, 2003/04

    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 and her clients have

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  • Thomas Küpper, 2001/03

    Head of Glazing Department, Lincoln Cathedral The APT bursary was fundamental in opening up my career path. I gained my Postgraduate Diploma in the ‘Conservation of Historic Objects’ from DeMontfort University in 2001 and my

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