Maureen Duke Educational Award

Ivan Salcedo
3 months ago
Society of Bookbinders > Education > Maureen Duke Educational Award

The annual Maureen Duke Educational Award was set up in conjunction with the Norie Trust, a small charitable trust based in the South West of England to recognize the late Maureen Duke’s inspirational teaching and dedication to education.

It offers a grant of £2,000 to a professional in the bookfield to further their skills and education.

Applications are considered from bookbinders, book conservators, book restorers or book artists and they should be intending to continue to work professionally, preferably in the U.K., and have an ambition to teach and pass on their skills.

In addition to the Award the Education and Training Committee provide a full bursary for the successful applicant to attend either a Conference or Seminar.

Details of the Award are posted each year on the SoB website, E Bulletin, notification to the Regional Secretaries of the SoB and the secretaries to Designer Bookbinders, The Society of Archivists, The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the Society of Scribes and Illuminators.

Applicants are required to provide electronically

  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • A brief outline of the nature of study wishing to be undertaken with reasons as to how this will enhance their work and their plans for the future once this study has been undertaken.
  • Full Breakdown of costs – fees, travel and subsistence.
  • Images of work completed in the two years prior to application.
  • Two references

The recipient will be required to write a report of their study andexperience gained for others in the field.

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