20th September 2007

 

Students jet off to conserve the world

 

Two lucky students from the University of Lincoln have been awarded grants by the Zibby Garnett Travelling Fellowship so they can work and study abroad.

 

Bryony Finn and Jane Kemp are among the eight students selected from across the UK to take part in the Fellowship that enables students to gain practical experience in conservation in a real work environment.

 

Jane Kemp is currently studying for a Graduate Diploma in Conservation Studies. She will work in the Royal British Columbia Museum in Canada conserving waterlogged materials and objects in the museum.

 

Bryony Finn has just completed her third year studying for a degree in Conservation and Restoration. As part of the Fellowship she will work on the conservation of contemporary art and objects at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

“Earlier this year I saw an advert for an internship post to work as a conservator at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen. I very much wanted to take up this position on completion of my degree however, the museum was unable to provide any funding to support the three month post,” said Bryony.

 

“I was only able to accept the position due to the generosity of the Zibby Garnett Travelling Fellowship, which awarded me money for a scholarship.

 

“This scholarship will provide a fantastic opportunity for me to learn about conservation of contemporary art and sculpture in Denmark.”

 

Bryony has been selected to lecture at the University’s Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design upon her return from Denmark. She will also continue to work on her PhD.

 

 

For more information contact:

Sophie Gayler Communications Officer (Press and Media)

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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Notes to Editors:

 

·         Those interested in applying for next year’s projects should do so by 1st March 2008.

·         All applicants must work in one of the following conservation subjects:

a.      Historic buildings, gardens and landscape

b.      The traditional building trades

c.      Sculptures and chattels

d.      Historic and decorative crafts

·         Other projects include the conservation of far eastern artefacts at The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, dry stone walling at Calenzana, the repair and restoration of violins at Amersfort, the Netherlands and the study of architectural records at the National Museum of Belgrade.