• Further Endorsement for Ironwork Conservation Principles

    Further Endorsement for Ironwork Conservation Principles

    The National Heritage Ironwork Group is delighted to have formally received an endorsement from Icon (The Institute of Conservation) for its Conservation Principles, which it published last year. The Icon Trustees congratulated the NHIG on its statement of best practice,… Read More

  • Guidelines for Commissioning Conservation Work from Blacksmiths

    What questions could a potential client ask to find out how qualified a blacksmith is to do conservation work? It will be necessary to keep it brief so that the interview can be face to face to get… Read More

  • Heritage Blacksmiths Awards

    The National Heritage Ironwork Group recently held an awards ceremony for graduates from the second and final year of its Heritage Blacksmiths Bursary programme. The training was the first of its kind in the UK and set up… Read More

  • NHIG Trainees go behind the scenes at St Paul’s Cathedral

    At the end of October the 2nd year Heritage Blackmsith Bursary trainess, along with members of NHIG’s training steering group, were give a rare insight into the ironwork at St Paul’s Cathedral. On a fascinating and informative tour… Read More

  • First Heritage Blacksmithing Awards

    This July the National Heritage Ironwork Group (NHIG) held its first awards ceremony for graduates from its inaugural Heritage Blacksmiths training programme. The NHIG award is the first of its kind in the UK and is a competency… Read More

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Glossary – Call for Contributions

What words do you find misused in your field of work? What words should people be aware of? Get involved in the debate, contribute to the outcome. Download the draft document here:  Glossary of Heritage Ironwork – Draft for… Read More

Theory into Practice at Surveying Seminar

Our latest seminar at Hartlebury Castle in Worcestershire saw some 35 delegates – architects, conservators and practitioners from far and wide – tackle the issue of Surveying and Recording Historic Ironwork.  The seminar opened with Paul Ashmore’s potted… Read More

‘Rewarding & Inspiring’ Taster Talk at Bath’s Guildhall

There was a fantastic response to Andy Thearle’s presentation on historic ironwork conservation at Bath’s Guildhall last week.  This introductory ‘lunch-time’ talk is one of a range of professional development opportunities that we offer and is intended to… Read More

Taster Talk for Bath’s Conservation & Planning Officers

Andy Thearle will deliver a lunchtime talk on Heritage Ironwork to Conservation Officers at the Guildhall in Bath on 15th June 2017.  The aim of these ‘taster talks’ is to provide some background knowledge, offer suggestions on what to look… Read More

Ferrous Metals Seminar draws a crowd

Our Ferrous Metals Seminar, held at the National Maritime Museum in London in February, drew a large crowd of architects and conservation and restoration professionals ready to broaden their knowledge of our favourite subject. There were presentations by… Read More