The Elizabeth Hammond Grant

The Costume Society’s Elizabeth Hammond conservation grant promotes museum conservation and display of clothing and clothing-related textiles of all periods, styles and places of origin.

The Elizabeth Hammond award was set up in 2015 and is funded 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, artist, and a collector of costume. Significant pieces in her collection were conserved and loaned for public display.

The award promotes the conservation and preparation for display of clothing (including clothing-related textiles) of all periods, styles, and places of origin, held in the permanent collections of Accredited museums within the United Kingdom which do not have professional textile conservators on their workforce. This award is intended to assist with the costs of a wide range of conservation projects, including preliminary assessments, as well as the labour and materials for conservation work. About £5000 is available annually for these awards and application may be made throughout the year.

We are delighted to announce that as of July 2020, we have £6,200 to offer for this grant.

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