Conserving Modernity: The Articulation of Innovation

9th North American Textile Conservation Conference

November 12-15 2013 | San Francisco


Grant for Latin American Conservators


NATCC is glad to announce that it will be able to offer 6 grants to Latin American conservators who wish to attend the 9th North American Textile Conservation Conference thanks to the generous support provided by True Vue and Gaylord.  The grant will cover the full cost of registration for the conference days on November 14th & 15th; however, grantees are expected to cover all other expenses (travel, lodging, meals, and registration for any desired workshops).


Tru Vue, who is offering 5 grants, is a manufacturer of museum-quality acrylic and glass products. For more information about Tru Vue, please visit:


Gaylord, who is offering one extra grant, is a manufacturer and supplier of archival products. For more information about Gaylord, please visit:


Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be practicing conservators with a minimum of five years of professional experience, and must be currently living and working in a South or Central American country, or Mexico.


How to Apply: Interested applicants should send their current CV, one letter of recommendation and the completed application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 31st 2013. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Successful applicants will be notified by August 31st


Criteria for Review: The following list of criteria will be used to assess applications:

  • Usefulness of attendance to the applicant
  • Completeness of the application 
  • Strength of the recommendation
  • Ability to share information gained from the NATCC conference
  • Availability of financial support from employer or other sources in order to cover other conference expenses.

 NATCC thanks Tru Vue and Gaylord for their support of this grant program. However, NATCC does not endorse any manufacturer’s products or make any recommendations regarding the suitability of particular brands of materials for conservation or exhibit purposes.


Grant for Latin American Conservators


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1. Please explain why you wish to attend the 9th North American Textile Conservation Conference, Conserving Modernity: The Articulation of Innovation, and what you expect to gain by your attendance in terms of professional development.   (500 words maximum)

2. How do you plan to disseminate the knowledge and experiences gained from the conference with colleagues in your home country (presentations, newsletter publications, etc)?

3. Please explain how you anticipate you will be able to cover the additional expenses* required to attend the conference (travel, lodging, meals)? NOTE: If the author of your letter of recommendation is willing to assist with the other expenses, it is advisable that this be addressed in their letter.

4. Describe current projects you are working on, detailing the extent of your responsibilities in each project.

5. Please provide a complete list of the conferences, meetings and workshops you have attended in the past five years (including previous NATCC meetings).

*Estimated additional expenses of attending the 9th NATCC conference in San Francisco:

International travel Dependent on individual's departure location.
Hotel Conference hotels are offering a rate of US$149.00 + taxes per night, single/double occupancy.
Meals/Per Diem US$50.00
Transportation from/to the airport US$17.00 single ride, shared van.

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Conserving Modernity: The Articulation of Innovation

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