We are delighted to confirm that following the judging of this year’s awards the successful applications have now been chosen as below:
- Portrait of Mr. John Langley attributed to Hunter from Lynn Museum, King’s Lynn, Norfolk
- The Friendly Contest by William Kidd from Hospitalfield House, Arbroth, Angus, Scotland
- The Marriage of Bacchus and Ariadne by Cazes, Pierre Jacques from The Holburne Museum, Bath
- John Shanks, Cicerone of Elgin Cathedral by B.H.Findlay from Elgin Museum, Elgin, Moray, Scotland
- The Gloucester, Aberystwyth Mail coach possibly by Charles Cooper Henderson from Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth, Wales
- Blue Jacket by Preston, William F. from Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth, Wales
The judging panel comprised:
- Rupert Featherstone (Director of the Hamilton Kerr Institute)
- Janet Tamblin (Former Head of Conservation at Plymouth City Museum & Galleries)
- Dr Nicola Christie (Senior Paintings Conservator at The Royal Collection)
- Paul Woodmansterne (Managing Director of Woodmansterne Publications Ltd, the greeting card company sponsoring the Awards).
Two new Woodmansterne Art Conservation Scholarships
Following the judging of the Woodmansterne Art Conservation Awards, it was decided to set up two Woodmansterne Art Conservation Scholarships (worth £5,000 each), to run annually for the next 5 years (October 2015-2019). The scholarships are set up to assist in the funding of UK students in Postgraduate Training or Internships, one at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and the other at The Hamilton Kerr Institute, Cambridge.
This is in recognition of the great difficulties facing students in funding their extended study, the growing need for experienced conservators, and the importance of retaining valuable training and expertise in the UK.