Paintings Group AGM & Talk
Icon Paintings Group
Annual general meeting and talk on conservation training - working with Charitable Funders
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.