V&A Illustration Awards
The Foundation sponsors the Victoria and Albert Museum Illustration Awards, taking over the project in 1972. This is the most prestigious award in the industry and is to celebrate excellence in three categories: Book cover designs, book illustration and illustrated journalism. Substantial prizes are awarded together with a trophy. An additional section of the awards is for students studying the subject. Unfortunately, it was not possible to hold the ceremony in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
A research project into stem cell treatment for congenital heart disease in babies led by Professor Massimo Caputo in Bristol, has received funding from the Foundation. Following work for a number of years clinical trials are expected soon.
The Beatrix Potter Society
The Society has been has been helped by the Foundation, following the deep interest of the Linder family in many different aspects of her work.
A major collection of Beatrix Potter’s work was bequeathed to the Victoria and Albert Museum on the death of Leslie Linder, more on the death of Enid Linder and a separate collection created by Leslie, to the value of £8 million, is now passing to the V&A museum.