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John Fleming Travel Award

Open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students studying art, art history or architecture. JFTA enables students to travel as a means of assisting or furthering their research. The award aims to encourage a better understanding and exploration of the arts from around the world. 

John Fleming Travel Award 

As of 2016, the John Fleming Travel Award will no longer be available for submissions. 

Our existing grants and prizes programme is currently under review. We will announce information about our new AAH awards, grants and prizes for 2017 onwards very soon. 


Winner of JFTA 2016

The winner of the 2015 John Fleming Award was Hannah Gormley. She plans to undertake a tour of Northern Europe to examine medieval and early renaissance anatomical sculptures on transi and cadaver tombs. Her interest in this area was prompted by her research into English tomb monuments for which she compiled a visual database of obscure cadaver tombs. A major part of her research will be to document the tombs in high resolution multi-perspectival photos which she plans to compile in a free and accessible blog.


The John Fleming Travel Award was sponsored by Laurence King Publishing who offered this award of £2000 annually in memory of the art historian John Fleming, co-author with Hugh Honour, of the book, A Word History of Art.


Previous Winners


2015: Andrew Horn
(University of Edinburgh) for his work on the Jesuit artist, architect and scenographer Andrea Pozzo (1642-1709). Andrew spent four weeks in northern Italy studying Pozzo's works and viewing relevant materials in Italian archives.

2014: Kathryn Santner (University of Cambridge) for travel to the Convent of Santa Catalina de Sena in Arequipa, Peru. 

2013: Carlo Avilio (University of Warwick) for travel to Italy to work on Jusepe de Ribera.

2012: Josefine Baark (University of Cambridge) for travel to India to work on the cultural history of Danish trade and material culture in the 17th and 18th centuries.

2011: Martin Nixon (University of York) for travel to south-eastern Sicily to work on 18th Century Baroque towns.

2010: Amanda Dosteth
(Courtauld Institute), for her travel to the rural monastic church of San Quirce in Spain.

2009: Olivia Meehan (University of Cambridge) for her travel to Kyoto, Japan.

Photo by Andrew Horn, JFTA winner 2015 Photo by Andrew Horn, JFTA winner 2015