Centre for textile conservation
We have supported a postgraduate textile conservator at the Centre for Textile Conservation for many years, going back to when it was based in Hampton Court
SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS AT THE CENTRE FOR TEXTILE CONSERVATION
The Centre for Textile Conservation, University of Glasgow’s two-year MPhil Textile Conservation is the only textile conservation programme in the UK and sets the standard worldwide. Excellence is the hallmark of this career-entry programme: year groups are small, facilities are extensive, and core to the curriculum is practical work on historic material. All this means that fees are high and most students need bursary support. Nearly 20 talented individuals have trained as textile conservators thanks to the South Square Trust’s support.
Places on the course are awarded on the basis of ability rather than financial means and most applicants have large undergraduate debts.
“The South Square Trust’s support is vital for our students. It was vital for me too: a South Square Trust bursary enabled me to train as a textile conservator and now I teach the next generation.”