Could you be a SPAB Scholar or Fellow?
November 1, 2016. The SPAB [The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (UK)].
We're now searching for SPAB Scholars and Fellows for 2017.
We welcome Fellowship 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, as well as an enthusiasm to engage with other trades and disciplines. Past Fellows have been stonemasons, stained glass conservators, blacksmiths, carpenters/joiners, bricklayers, leadworker and plasterers.
Our Scholars are 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. Applicants must be enthusiastic about old buildings and willing to travel the country for this nine-month countrywide conservation tour.
About the Scholarship and Fellowship:
What is the SPAB Scholarship?
Since 1930 the SPAB has organised a unique nine month training programme in practical building conservation. The Society feels that the best way to learn about construction methods, building materials, their performance and the range of methods of repair available today is out on site. Three or four scholarships are awarded each year, depending on funding available. The closing date for applications is 1st December of the preceding year. The successful candidates start their scholarships in mid-March.
What is the William Morris Craft Fellowship?
Since 1986 the SPAB has organised a unique six month training programme in building conservation for young experienced craftsmen and women. There is a growing demand for highly trained craftsmen who understand the wide range of skills and methods used in historic building conservation projects. The aim of the Fellowship is to provide grounding in a wide range of traditional skills to help craftsmen bring a strong awareness of conservative repair to their future work. It is also aims to break down the commonly encountered barriers between craftsman and specifier.
Apply for the Scholarship programme and the Fellowship programme by 1 December.
[Application information via the underlined links].
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