The Zibby Garnett Travelling Fellowship has awarded grants totalling £13,000 for overseas study trips to eleven outstanding conservation students.
The ZGTF Scholars will be working on conservation projects in countries across the globe including France, Italy, India, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland, Greece, Australia, Borneo and Nepal.
They will be learning to conserve paintings, textiles, paper and archaeological artefacts, as well as historic gardens, working with leading conservation organisations including the Royal British Columbia Museum in Canada, Singapore’s Heritage Conservation Centre and the National Gallery of Australia.
David Garnett, ZGTF Chairman, says: “The Trustees have awarded the highest amount in grants than in any previous year. Decision making was challenging as the Fellowship was oversubscribed and only those of the highest calibre were successful.”
The following grants have been awarded in 2012:
Sarah Benson (University of Glasgow) for costume textile conservation with La Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris.
Kate Blair (University of Glasgow) for ethnographic textile conservation with the Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, Canada.
Jessie Buchanan (University of Bath) for horticultural practice and conservation of cultural heritage with Global Crossroads Conservation Project, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Emily Hick (Northumbria University) for paper conservation, including modern and ancient works of art, with the Heritage Conservation Centre, Singapore.
Francisca Lucero (University of Glasgow) for tapestry and lace textile conservation with the Abegg-Stiftung Museum, Riggisberg, Switzerland.
Francis Lukezic (Cardiff University) for conservation of archaeological artefacts with the American School of Classical Studies at the Agora Excavations Athens, Greece.
Kristina Mandy (The Courtauld Institute of Art, London) for oil painting conservation with the Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum, Mumbai, India.
Nora Meller (University of Glasgow) for 17th and 18th century textile conservation with Opificio delle Pietre Dure e Laboratori di Restauro, Florence, Italy.
Sarah Noble (Northumbria University) for paper conservation, including prints, drawings and photographs, with the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra and the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.
Pearl O’Sullivan (The Courtauld Institute of Art, London) for oil painting conservation with the Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum, Mumbai, India.
Gisli Palsson (University of Bath) for community, archaeological and landscape mapping with Arkitrek on the Mantanani Islands, North of Borneo.
The Zibby Garnett Travelling Fellowship is an educational charity set up to fund overseas study trips for conservation students who are training in the United Kingdom and wish to widen their practical skills.
Since the Fellowship was founded in 2000, it has enabled over 90 students to visit more than 30 countries. Many ZGTF Scholars have gone on to secure positions in conservation with leading organisations both in Britain and abroad.
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