Modern and Contemporary Sculpture Collection Surveys

Eligibility Custodians of museums and galleries (directors, curators and conservators)

Applications Firstly, the applicant should provide outline information about a potential application by clicking on contact us and filling in the details. The following checklist gives guidance for the initial information required. If an application appears to be one that may be supported, we shall supply the relevant application form to be completed and returned to the Secretary of the Gabo Trust.

Initial information required
Outline including size and scope of modern and contemporary sculpture collection
Reason for wanting the conservation survey
Curatorial/technical assistance that the institution can offer
Outline budget

Conditions of accepting a grant It is a condition of accepting a grant from the Gabo Trust that a report is submitted digitally to within two months of the completion of the conservation survey.

Report on Conservation Surveys A report of two sides of A4 outlining the usefulness of the survey to the institution and how the findings may be used in order to ensure further care of the collections. Any specific items of interest should be mentioned and any particular high-resolution images of significance should accompany the report. The full survey made by the appointed conservator on the collections remains the property of the commissioning museum or art gallery and need not be shared with the Gabo Trust.

Failure to comply with these conditions will prejudice any future application.

If the Trustees of the Gabo Trust consider a report on a study project to be of wider interest, it will be lodged in the Tate Archive.

Grant recipients will not be eligible for another Gabo Trust grant until two years have elapsed.