The Getty Foundation
Thanks to the generosity of the Getty Foundation we were able to offer a limited number of grants to enable practising conservators from developing countries to attend the Congress. We were delighted to welcome registrants from a wider than ever range of coutries to the Congress thanks to this much – appreciated grant.
The Brommelle Memorial fund: Help for Student Members of IIC
This fund was established in 1990 in memory of Norman Brommelle, who was Secretary-General of IIC between 1958 and 1988. The fund is used to provide assistance for students of conservation who wish to attend the Institute’s international congresses. Students are defined as those enrolled in a full-time course of conservation training leading to a recognised academic qualification. Students may apply at any time during their course of study, including their final year or internship. Applicants must be currently paid-up Individual Members or Student Members of IIC. In order to spread funding over as wide a geographical area as possible, it is sometimes necessary to restrict the number of recipients from any one organisation. Again this year the Brommelle Fund allowed a wide range of Students to take part in the Congress.
The Gabo Trust
We welcomed the participation for the first time at an IIC Congress of the Gabo Trust. IIC and the Gabo Trust already worked together on the Travelling Scholarships Scheme. In the case of the 2010 IIC Congress, the Gabo Trust’s funding allowed an individual with experience in modern sculpture to attend the Congress. These grants are not available to students.
The Clothworkers’ Foundation
Bursaries for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Conservation
The Clothworkers’ Foundation offered bursaries of up to £1000 to help qualified conservators attend events directly relevant to their discipline in support of their CPD. We were delighted to provide this opportunity for the first time in 2010, and were very pleased at the level up uptake.