Last Call for Entries for the 2022 George Clarke Prize

Posted in opportunities by Editor on November 30, 2022

From the Call for Proposals:

2022 George Clarke Prize for Research Proposal Pertinent to Stowe
Proposals due imminently (first week of December 2022)

Applications are invited for the 2022, biennial Prize of £2000, run by the Hall Bequest Trust. The prize is named after George Clarke, who was associated with Stowe for over more than 60 years—not least as historian of the building and temples. As editor of The Stoic for seven years, he published definitive articles on the history of the gardens and its buildings. In 1990, the Bucks Record Society published his edition of the Descriptions of Lord Cobham’s Gardens at Stowe 1700–1750. He established a close working relationship with the Huntington Library, where the 350,000 Stowe papers are. He is a founding trustee and past Chairman of the Hall Bequest Trust, which was established in 1983 with three aims: purchasing and displaying historic and cultural items relevant to Stowe, supporting educational projects, and providing bursaries for pupils at Stowe.

The George Clarke Prize is awarded for the best proposal for original archival research pertinent to Stowe within the fields of architecture, architectural history, and the material arts such as sculpture, collecting, or landscape design. The winner, who applies with evidence of their research record and a relevant and pertinent proposal, undertakes to pursue the research within the year of the award, and to write an article and to give a lecture within six months of completion of the research. Previous winners include Dr Myles Campbell, of the Office of Public Works, Dublin; Rhiannon Clarricoates, wallpaintings conservator at Lincoln University; and William Aslet, PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge.

Please email the prize administrators as soon as possible at amcevoy@stowe.co.uk for full application details.

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