• 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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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

An Exercise in Observation and Replication

Imagine that during a restoration project a section was found missing and a replica was required which resembled the original as closely as possible in every way. This was the brief given to trainees on the National Heritage… Read More

NHIG goes Dutch

Following an invitation from the IFGS (Internationaler Fachverbank Gestaltender Schmiede e. V), the association for Dutch blacksmiths, NHIG council member, David James, recently visited Holland to address the group. The Dutch blacksmiths were keen to learn about the… 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

Encouraging Support for Heritage Ironwork

The National Heritage Ironwork Group (NHIG) has received encouraging support in the form of a grant from The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The grant, worth £40,000 over a two year period, will enable the NHIG to invest in the… Read More