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Bei Shan Tang Foundation Travel Scholarship

Bei Shan Tang Foundation generously supports conservators and museum professionals to attend the IIC-Palace Museum 2017 Hong Kong Symposium by providing a limited number of grants to defray part of their costs of attending the symposium. The grant aims to help widen the recipients' knowledge and professional network through participating in the symposium, ultimately benefitting heritage conservation in their home institutions/regions.

The Scholarship is open to applicants who are:

Conservators, scientists, researchers, curators or equivalent with at least two years of experience in preservation, conservation or analysis of textile/thangka 
Currently employed full time in a museum, heritage organization or research institution. Self-employed practitioners will not be considered.


The Scholarship will cover the following:


An allowance of HK$2,800 for accommodation, meals and local transportation

  2 Reimbursement for the cost of passages to/from Hong Kong capped at a ceiling of HK$2,000, HK$3,000 or HK$7,000 each, depending on the region of the applicant's institution and upon provision of booking receipts. Please refer to the guidelines on the application form for details.


Selection Criteria
Assessment will be based on the following criteria:

Relevance of the symposium theme to her/his day to day work
Her/his current involvement in and commitment to textiles conservation
Potential benefit to her/his career and heritage conservation in her/his country
Special consideration will be given to applicants from emerging economies or countries listed under ICOM country categories 3 and 4 (click here to see categories)
Preference will be given to budding conservators/researchers/collection managers from institutions with a major textile collection.


Successful applicants are required to:

Provide at least two fare quotes for the Organiser's approval before booking tickets for passages to and from Hong Kong
Provide flight booking receipts (or equivalent) no later than 30 September 2017 as well as to attend the symposium in full and in person to receive the fund which will be distributed on the first day of the symposium
Participate in a sharing session during the symposium to discuss on and share their experience, information and practice in work projects or researches related to textile heritage
Submit a short report on their event participation by end 2017, which may be retained by Bei Shan Tang Foundation.