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.

Grants Awarded

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.

Conservation Surveys

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

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