Grants Committee

The Grants Committee is mandated by the Trustees to award two Collections Access Grants (each of up to £5000), five acquisition grants (each of up to £2000), and five travel bursaries (each of up to £1000) a year. Any further awards need to go to the Trustees for final approval. The committee receives the applications and discusses their worth, particularly in relationship to the DAS and its aims and then votes on them.


Sarah Nichols, (Chair Grants Committee), DAS trustee, formerly Chief Curator, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Margaret Baird, DAS trustee, collector

Hilary Barton, DAS trustee, collector

Anthony Bernbaum, DAS trustee, London-based dealer in decorative arts specialising in 20th century silver

Frances Dunkels CVO, DAS trustee, retired Director of Communications and Business Development, Royal Collection Trust

Martin Levy FSA, DAS patron, London-based dealer in furniture and works of art

Judy Rudoe FSA, Honorary Research Fellow, British Museum (previously Curator 1800 to the present)

Alex Werner (Chair DAS), retired lead curator, Museum of London