The Daphne Bullard Award
The Daphne Bullard Trust was set up in 1973 on the initiative of the family of the late Mrs Daphne Bullard, Keeper of Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle, “to promote the conservation of dress and textiles of all periods and their display.” It considers applications from organisations engaged in the conservation of dress and textiles of any period and their display. It was amalgamated with the Kathy Callow and Elizabeth Hammond Awards in the Association in 2016.
What projects are eligible?
Any projects which are concerned with the conservation of dress or textiles in public collections. Preference is given to projects where there is long-term material benefit to a collection. The outcome of the conservation should be to the continuing benefit of the object and increased public access.
Awards will not be given to assist with living costs or course fees or education for staff, volunteers or students.
Who can apply?
Awards are made to smaller Accredited museums or those working towards Accreditation. The Application should be completed by someone with direct involvement or responsibility for the work proposed by the award, and needs to be supported by someone in authority within the museum’s organisation.
How much is available and when to apply:
The total sum available for awards each year is approximately £1,000. Awards are made on a first come first served basis with the award year starting in July. Applications may be made at any time. Applications which are eligible for an award but for which there is no funding may be held over at the applicant’s request, until funding is available the following year.
How to apply:
If you are interested in applying for this award, please first read the full guidance notes below.
Once you have read the guidance notes, please complete and return the following application form:
If you have any questions about the Daphne Bullard Award, please email the Hon Sec at email@example.com