Four MPhil Conservation students have deservedly won prizes this year; all four have been supported in their studies by bursary funding from the Textile Conservation Foundation,
The Worshipful Company of Woolmen, one of the oldest of the Livery Companies of the City of London, has awarded one of its prestigious Silver Medals to Keira Miller (pictured below), who completed the MPhil Textile Conservation in September.
The Karen Finch Prize was established in 2015 to mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Textile Conservation Centre by Karen Finch and Karen’s role in developing textile conservation education. It is awarded annually to a graduating student; this year we were very pleased that the prize was shared by two students: Beth Knight and Bevan O’Daly. Professor Nick Pearce, Sir John Richmond Chair of Fine Art at University of Glasgow, and a Trustee of the Textile Conservation Foundation, presented Bevan and Beth with their prizes and certificates.
The Weavers’ Society of Anderston, part of the Trades House of Glasgow, also supports the Centre each year by offering a prize to one of the students to mark overall progress at the end of the first year. This year the Certificate of Excellence was awarded to Rebecca Doonan at the Weavers’ Society’s annual lunch in the Glasgow Merchants House in September.
We are extremely grateful to the Woolmen and the Weavers of Anderston for their support and for making it possible for us to recognise the hard work and excellent progress made by all of our students in the past year, but particularly by Keira, Beth, Bevan and Becky.