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Gabo Trust grants

From: Lianne Jarrett <info<-a>
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014
The widely respected Gabo Trust, set up by the family of the
Constructivist sculptor Naum Gabo (1890-1977), has Patrons and
Trustees with unrivalled experience in sculpture and its
conservation.  The Trust plays a unique role in furthering research
and understanding of contemporary sculpture conservation, offering
grants for education, internships, attendance at conferences,
scholarships and the purchase of specialist equipment.  The Gabo
Trust's role has become increasingly important at a time when museum
funds are very constrained.

26 grants and bursaries were awarded in 2013--the maximum in any
year to date

Grants and bursaries are currently open to applicants for:

    Aluminium Conservation Seminar at the Smithsonian Institution,
    Washington DC, 7-11 April 2014

    The ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference in Melbourne, 15-19 Sept

    IIC Congress Hong Kong, 22-26 Sept 2014

NEW FOR 2014

The Trust is offering bursaries for conservators to attend:

    Aluminium: History, Technology and Conservation
    Smithsonian American Art Museum
    Washington DC
    7-9 April 2014

Bursaries of up to UKP1,000 are available.  For further details and
to apply, by 24 February, visit:


    ICOM-CC17th Triennial Conference in Melbourne (15-19 Sept 2014).
    For further information, please see


            Application forms are available on request from
            gabotrust<-a t->btinternet< . >com

    International Institute for Conservation of Historic and
    Artistic Works (IIC) Congress
    Hong Kong
    Theme: An Unbroken History: Conserving East Asian Works of Art
        and Heritage
    22-26 Sept 2014

For further information, please see


Application forms are available on request from
gabotrust<-a t->btinternet< . >com

The Gabo Trust Quarter Centenary Project

Assessing the condition of sculpture collections, a major scheme for
selected museums

The Trust is funding specialist conservators to make recommendations
about the care of important sculpture collections in museums without
a dedicated sculpture conservation team.  Following the extensive
survey of the National Gallery of Scotland's holdings of sculpture
in 2012, a major survey at Southampton City Art Gallery is in
progress and a third is about to begin at Pallant House Gallery,
Chichester, to assess the condition of individual sculptures in
their collections, for display and to loan to other institutions.
Following these pilot projects, the Trust will assess the viability
of offering grants for conservation assessments to the wider museum
and gallery community.


City and Guilds Art School and the V&A

The Trust funds annual bursaries for post-graduate studies in
sculpture conservation at the City and Guilds Art School--the only
specialist sculpture conservation course in London.

It supports internships for British and overseas students, most
recently a talented postgraduate from Germany, who was given the
opportunity by the V&A Sculpture Conservation Studio to assist in
the conservation of the museum's plaster casts, part of the
refurbishment of the Cast Courts.

News from 2013
Grants awarded included:

    Grants for 17 conservators and students (from the UK, USA,
    Stockholm, Japan, Italy, France, Germany, Croatia, Moldova,
    Poland and Sweden) to attend the highly successful Conserving
    Outdoor Painted Sculpture conference at the Kroller-Muller
    Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands, organised by ICON-CC.

    Independent conservators who received Gabo Trust bursaries to
    this conference included Laura Davies.  Her clients represent
    some of the most important sculpture collections outside London,
    such as The Hepworth Wakefield and The Yorkshire Sculpture Park,
    for whom she is the only conservator, as they have no sculpture
    conservation department.  Laura, who is constantly challenged by
    the requirements of the care of outside sculpture, an area where
    best practice is rapidly changing and advancing, found the
    conference most informative, enabling her to reflect on her own
    techniques and practice.  She intends to incorporate elements of
    the debate into further research.

    A Gabo Trust award was made to a post-graduate student in
    Conservation for Archaeology and Museums at UCL to attend the
    international Polychrome Sculpture: Decorative Practice and
    Artistic Tradition Conference in Tomar, Portugal, a leading
    symposium in this field, highlighting the most recent work and
    research in this area of expertise.

    For further information on all grant applications, please
    contact gabotrust<-a t->btinternet< . >com

or further press information, please contact

    info<-a t->lja< . >uk< . >com
    +44 1273 328683

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Received on Friday, 7 February, 2014

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