June Baker Trust

The deadline for applications to the June Baker Grants for conservators in Scotland is next Wednesday. To find out more about this amazing resource, we asked Helen and Eric Robinson, two members of the June Baker Trust, to tell us more about the person in whose name the fund was set up…

It is now almost 30 years since the June Baker Trust was established to offer support to conservators and crafts people in Scotland. It was set up with the generous support of her son and a wide range of friends wanting to commemorate her life. Today it is overseen by nine Trustees who meet twice a year – some conservators, some not, and some who knew June.

During those years, the Trust has given grants totalling over £30,000 to 115 individuals of all ages and many nationalities, living, studying, working in Scotland. The grants range from £50-300 and have been used for a range of purposes, such as to purchase of equipment, books or tools attend conferences and courses, and travel to visit conservators or crafts people in the UK and abroad.

Michelle Hunter presenting a paper at the Icon Conference 2016: Turn and Face the Change: Conservation in the 21st Century.

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