Nominations for the 2021 Plowden Medal Conservation Award are open until Wednesday 30 June 2021. If you know of any talented conservators who deserve recognition for their work, please consider nominating them and sharing the details with your network.
Established in 1999 to commemorate the life and work of the late Hon. Anna Plowden CBE (1938 – 1997), this gold medal was endowed by the Royal Warrant Holders Association, of which she was Vice-President. It is awarded annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the conservation profession and whose nomination would be widely welcomed within the conservation community. The award covers all aspects of conservation be they practical, theoretical or managerial – and is open to those working in private practice or institutions.
The nomination form can be downloaded from https://www.royalwarrant.org/plowden-medal and the deadline for nominations is Wednesday 30 June 2021. The Medal will be presented to the winner in September 2021.
Ulster Architectural Heritage is delighted to announce that Heritage Angel Awards Northern Ireland will launch online on 27th April at 7pm! We are once again supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and Department of Communities to celebrate achievement for the promotion, preservation and protection of heritage in 2021. The launch will mark the opening of the opportunity to apply for heritage angel awards or nominate your heritage angels.
The Awards seek to celebrate the efforts of people who go to extraordinary lengths to protect, save and share their local heritage. They also recognise those who champion heritage by sharing and practising forgotten craft skills. In addition they celebrate young people, recognising their efforts to learn about heritage.
The launch will be hosted by Wendy Austin, with special guests, singer/songwriters Brigid O’Neill, Anthony Toner and poet Maria McManus. With performances of bespoke pieces from previous Angel Award ceremonies based on the built heritage and history of Belfast, Derry~Londonderry and Armagh.At the launch, this years categories will be revealed, and the application and nomination portal declared open. The launch will be followed, over the April-May period by a series of Angel Awards Information Events.
Thanks to the support of Yiangou Architects, INTBAU is accepting applications for a £1,000 scholarship which seeks to encourage the next generation of researchers and practitioners of traditional architecture, and to support research of clear value that would not otherwise be undertaken.
The scholarship seeks proposals that focus on vernacular building traditions that are either local to the applicant, or that are potentially relevant to the applicant’s location. More research criteria is available on our website.
Applicants must be full-time architecture students or architecture graduates who completed their studies in 2019 or 2020. The scholarship recipient will have the opportunity to present their research in some form alongside INTBAU’s 2021 World Congress, which will take place at the Royal Society of Arts in London on 28-29 October.
The closing date for applications is 17th May 2021.