Resources

In developing this section of our website, NHIG’s aim is to become the hub for heritage ironwork information.

Our vision is to act as a focal point for the collection, publication, exchange and dissemination of this information. Although this section is in the early stages of development we trust it will evolve as additional information is gathered.

Current sections include Conservation Principles, Commissioning Guidelines, Articles, Guidance, Did you know and Links

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If you have any suggestions for additions to this page please contact us.

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BathIRON 2017 – Save the date!

An absolute must for your 2017 diary…Thursday, 8th June to Sunday, 11th June when the NHIG’s first major event will take place in the World Heritage City of Bath…

BathIRON will be a unique event aimed at heritage professionals and craft practitioners from all over the world, as well as the general public, with the principal aim of celebrating and raising awareness of one of our neglected national treasures – the country’s wealth of Historic Ironwork.

Supported by the British Artist Blacksmiths Association (BABA) and the Institute of Conservation (ICON), BathIRON will consist of a rare opportunity to attend a two-day Historic Ironwork Conference, to be held at Bath’s Grade 1 listed Guildhall, and a four-day Festival of Ironwork in elegant Parade Gardens. For more information, go to <<BathIRON 2017>>

 

 

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Scran…

According to their website:

“Scran aims to provide educational access to digital materials representing our material culture and history. We host images, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media and we are one of the largest educational online services in the UK supporting thousands of schools, libraries, colleges and universities.

We work in partnership with over 300 cultural institutions in Scotland and the rest of the UK. A number of institutions use our online solution – Scran-in-a-Box – to provide access to their own data. Scran is funded through grant aid from the Scottish Government, subscriptions and sales of services.”

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The Scottish Ironwork Foundation…

… was set up “To promote historic architectural ironwork made or found in Scotland”

The group’s public presence is most up-to-date on their Facebook page. Unfortunately, their web-based database of Scottish ironwork was destroyed by a hacker and has not yet been rebuilt,  but you can get some information about them on their website.

Scran is another Scottish institution, a service of the Scottish charity Historic Environment Scotland.
According to their website:

“Scran aims to provide educational access to digital materials representing our material culture and history. We host images, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media and we are one of the largest educational online services in the UK supporting thousands of schools, libraries, colleges and universities.
We work in partnership with over 300 cultural institutions in Scotland and the rest of the UK. A number of institutions use our online solution – Scran-in-a-Box – to provide access to their own data. Scran is funded through grant aid from the Scottish Government, subscriptions and sales of services.”

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