Charity  /  Annual Awards

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Annual Awards

The Charitable Trust supports a number of initiatives to encourage education and opportunity in the historic and decorative arts fields.

The Royal Collection Trust Internship

In conjunction with the Royal Collection Trust, the Arts Scholars support a nine month paid internship  in the Decorative Arts Conservation team working with The Royal Collection.

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The Arts Scholars Postgraduate Awards

In conjunction with the Museum of London, the Arts Scholars support a permanent Finds Liason Officer for the Portable Antiques Scheme, in memory of Past Master Geoff Egan.

The Geoffrey Bond Travel Award

This is awarded annually to a person studying any aspect of the decorative arts at a UK university or institution of further education to enable him or her to travel in pursuit of their studies within the UK or abroad.

The successful applicant will be expected to present a copy of his or her dissertation to the Company. The successful applicant will be expected to attend at the Company's expense, an event when the presentation of the award will be made.

The Arts Scholars Research Award

This is awarded annually to a person studying any aspect of the historic or decorative arts or archaeology at a UK university or institution of further education, to enable him or her to further their research. The successful applicant will be expected to present a copy of his or her dissertation to the Company and (at the Company's expense) to attend a Company event at which the presentation of the award will be made.

The Arts Scholars West Dean Conservation Awards

These awards are made annually to two students at West Dean College, to recognise their contribution to conservation in the historic and decorative arts.

The Cadet of the Year Award

Awarded to a member of The University of London Officers' Training Corps.