• 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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NHIG needs your help!  In 2013 NHIG published its 15 Conservation Principles and is now endeavouring to create an illustrated guide to these. In order to achieve this we need real life photographic evidence. If you are able to… Read More

NHIG Gains Charitable Status

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The National Heritage Ironwork Group (NHIG), whose object is to advance public awareness and knowledge of heritage ironwork, has recently been granted charitable status by the Charity Commission.  The Charity is the nation’s only organisation focused solely on… Read More

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

NHIG Conservation Principles Launched

The first comprehensive statement has been prepared specifically for the conservation of ironwork. The National Heritage Ironwork Group (NHIG) formally launched its Conservation Principles for Heritage Forged & Cast Ironwork at the British Artist Blacksmiths’ Association (BABA) AGM… 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