The Costume Society: Elizabeth Hammond Award 2016

Elizabeth Hammond ARCA (1926-2011) was a Founder Member of the Costume Society and a former Trustee of The Costume Society. She was an embroiderer, textile artist, teacher and collector of textiles. Significant pieces in her collection were conserved and loaned to Museums for public display.

The Costume Society has set up an award in her name following a generous bequest from her estate. The award is intended to promote the conservation and display of clothing and textiles of all periods, styles and places of origin, held within the permanent collections of museums within the United Kingdom, which have annual gross revenues of less than £750,000.


 ©Historic Royal Palaces

This award is available to finance a wide range of textile conservation projects, from primary assessment to full conservation.  Awards can be made for any amount up to £10,000 in 2016 to one or more successful applicants. From 2017 onwards the award will continue with a lower but still significant level of funding.

The deadline for applications is: 30 May 2016

For full information and how to apply please visit:




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