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Paintings Group AGM & Talk

Icon Paintings Group

Wednesday 24.03.21
at 6:00pm





Annual general meeting and talk on conservation training - working with Charitable Funders

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Talk: Conservation Training - Working with Charitable Funders

The cost of training in conservation, and of developing skills further, is a major challenge and a barrier to entry that is partly responsible for the un-diverse character of the conservation professions.  It is, however, something that some specialist charitable funders are keen to support.  James Grierson, Icon Chair, has been a trustee of the York Consortium for Conservation & Craftsmanship for many years and has managed a bursary scheme which now makes about 25 awards a year.  In this talk James will discuss the scheme and explain how it sits in a small but highly motivated eco-system of heritage funders.  He will also share his perspective on what funders are looking for and how to submit a strong application.

James Grierson is a Chartered Surveyor.  He was a partner and board member of a major international real estate advisory practice and has advised public authorities and international companies on large scale, strategic estates and regeneration programmes.  He has extensive non-executive experience in central government, NHS, university and commercial sectors.  James is particularly interested in heritage and current roles, in addition to Icon Chair, include serving as a Council member at Durham University, as a trustee of York Consortium for Conservation & Craftsmanship and as Chair of York Museums Trust.