If you have enjoyed reading about this year’s Fellows and Scholars on their country-wide conservation tour why don’t you consider applying for the 2014 programme?
We welcome applications from craftspeople employed in the repair of historic buildings on site or in workshops and studios. Candidates must have completed their apprenticeship and demonstrate a high degree of competence. We favour a hands-on approach and thatching, masonry, flint-knapping and pargeting are just some of the crafts the Fellows may try. On site they are encouraged to discuss traditional building construction, causes of decay and repair of materials. Visit our website for more information and to download an application form.
“Knowledge is the key to success and that’s what you gain on the SPAB Fellowship” – 2013 Fellow Johnnie Clark.
The Scholarship programme was started in 1930 to support architects, surveyors and engineers. SPAB Scholars are now among the leading conservation experts in the UK, looking after some of the foremost buildings in Britain. We welcome applications from architects, surveyors and engineers who have completed their college-based training (e.g. RIBA Parts I & II for architects), ideally with a few years experience in their field. The Scholarship also offers candidates a practical building conservation experience. Visit our website for more information and to download an application form.
“The Scholarship far exceeded all my expectations. A rare opportunity to meet so many people who have the skills to match their passion for conservative repair” – 2013 Scholar Ross Perkin
We hope that each Scholar and Fellow will develop their own appreciation of our philosophy of conservative repair. If you’re thinking about applying please hurry, the closing date for both programmes is 1 December 2013.