The Elizabeth Hammond Award 2017

The Costume Society Elizabeth Hammond Conservation Award.

 

ABOUT THE AWARD

This award was set up in 2015 by the Costume Society following a bequest from the estate of the late Elizabeth Hammond (1926-2011) a founder member of the Costume Society and a former Trustee.  She was a graduate of the Royal College of Art, a teacher, embroiderer, artists and a collector of costume.  Significant pieces in her collection were conserved and loaned for public display.

The Costume Society decided upon an award to promote the conservation and display of clothing and clothing related textiles of all periods, styles and places of origin, held in the permanent collections of museums within the United Kingdom with an annual gross turnover of about £750,000.

Costume Society Elizabeth Hammond awards are intended to assist with the costs of a wide range of textile conservation projects, including preliminary assessments of the conservation required for specific items or groups of material, as well as the labour and materials for conservation work.  Preference will be given to museums with dress and associated textile objects of local or national significance but with limited or no in-house conservation resources.  

Conservation costs for loan items will be considered, where the object in question belongs to another museum that also meets the criteria for this grant.

WHO CAN APPLY?

The applicant should be someone within the institution with direct management responsibility for the work proposed within the grant application.


SUPPORTING THE APPLICANT

The seconder/moderator should be a senior person within the institution with responsibility for the work area of the project. S/he will be able to provide a supporting statement with an overview of the significance of the project to the organization.

CONDITIONS/CRITERIA FOR A GRANT:

a. £5,000 is added to the award fund each year.  Fully detailed applications can be made at any time with successful applicants paid immediately as long as funds are still available in that year.
b. Preference is given to projects aimed at conservation assessment, conservation or preparation for display of items where there is a long-term benefit to a collection or project.
c. Projects should ideally result in increased public access to the object, for example, through display, access to stored collections, publication or other forms of information such as digitized images, websites etc.
d. Items should have local relevance or national significance.
e. A brief condition report with photographs of the item/s should support the application.
f. Grants will not be made to assist with living or travel expenses associated with the project, or to pay any VAT associated with the work.
g. A written report on the work assisted by the grant must be submitted to the Costume Society within a month of the project’s completion.
h. Acknowledgement of the financial assistance of the Costume Society Elizabeth Hammond Award must be included on the display labeling and all documentation including on-line and marketing materials.  A template will be provided to successful applicants.


PLEASE SEND THE COMPLETED AND SIGNED APPLICATION FORM TO THE ADMINISTRATOR BY EMAIL TO:  
bullard.callow.hammond.assoc@gmail.com


IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FORMS OR THE GRANT-MAKING PROCESS PLEASE CONTACT THE [ADMINISTRATOR] AT THE ABOVE EMAIL ADDRESS

 

 

Funding is available for any amounts up to a maximum of £5,000. Applications will be reviewed as they are received with successful applications paid immediately.
 

Name of the institution (Museum, Library, Gallery) on whose behalf the application is being made

 

Address: Accreditation scheme
Number/status of Museum

 

Telephone No:


Name of Applicant/proposer of the grant


Work address:


Postcode: 

Email address:

Daytime Telephone number:

 

Mobile:

 

Name and position of applicant’s seconder/moderator.  (Please give a short statement in support of the application).

Name     ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………


Position  …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..


Date      …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Statement:

 

 

Title of project for which grant is sought

 

Intended outcome of the project and whether whole or part of the project

 

 

Cost of the project and the amount sought as grant (please also give a breakdown of the total project costs and the amount raised to date including other funding sources.  In the case of a large project sufficient detail should be given to enable The Costume Society to identify items which The Society might fund completely.

 

 


Timescale of project and date of conclusion

 

Proposed Conservator

Please supply short CV, one page A4, of the proposed conservator. 

 

 


Declaration |(the applicant)

I agree to provide a written report with photographs as required, should this application be successful.  I agree to credit the financial support of The Costume Society Elizabeth Hammond Award in any display, report and publication, if a grant is given. 


Name    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………


Signed  ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….


Dated   ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….


Please include a supporting statement (max 300 words) outlining the value/significance of the item to your institution.

How did you hear about the Costume Society Elizabeth Hammond award?

 


√ Check list for application:

• Application (please ensure all sections have been completed and signed)
• Applicant’s supporting statement (max 300 words) outlining the value/significance of the item to your institution
• Supporting statement from applicant’s seconder/moderator 
• Additional information, including photographs (jpg preferred), to assist The Costume Society in assessing the application should be attached
• One page Conservator CV.

 

Please scan your completed and signed application form, supporting statements, and any additional information and send with jpeg photo attachments to the email address below:

bullard.callow.hammond.assoc@gmail.com


THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW OPEN WITH NO DEADLINE.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED AS RECEIVED

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