The Gabo Trust
for sculpture conservation
The Gabo Trust, founded in 1988 by the family of the pioneering sculptor Naum Gabo (1890-1977), aims to ensure that expertise and facilities for conserving modern and contemporary sculpture continue to develop and improve. It operates internationally.
The Trust gives grants to professional conservators, post-graduate students of sculpture conservation, museums, galleries and other public collections. It is governed by a small board of trustees, made up of the UK’s leading sculpture conservators, curators and Gabo family members.
Continuing Professional Development
Opportunities to improve the practice of professional conservators: financial assistance to attend training courses; bursaries for post-graduate studies; post-graduate placements in museums and art galleries; small budget research projects and funding for Professional Accreditation are covered in this category.
Travel and Research
Grants for research or attending relevant conferences.
Custodians of modern and contemporary sculpture in museums and public collections may apply for funding to appoint a professional conservator to undertake a conservation survey of their sculpture collections.
Equipment for Museums and Art Galleries
These grants provide funding towards equipment for the care and safe storage of modern and contemporary sculpture in public collections.
City & Guilds Sculpture Conservation course
The Trust funds an annual bursary.
Registered charity number: 298715