NHIG Seminar Tickets – Thurs

NHIG SEMINAR Heritage Ironwork: an Endangered Species
Thursday 14th June 2018  9.15am – 4.30pm

Brunswick Room, The Guildhall, Bath

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Aimed at heritage professionals, craft practitioners and the general public, the NHIG seminar Heritage Ironwork: an Endangered Species will explore how we can promote the survival of this threatened aspect of our shared heritage.  Talks will address the questions:

  • What is heritage ironwork?
  • Why is it important?
  • How is it threatened?
  • What can we do about it?

Featuring a presentation by keynote speaker Mark Horton of TV’s Coast and Time Team on ‘Iron and the Coast’, sessions throughout the day will explore and illuminate these pressing issues in different ways.  You may already know something about historic ironwork or it may never have crossed your mind before – either way, you are very welcome to attend this seminar.

The programme for the day will include a walking tour of Bath’s heritage ironwork.  FULL PROGRAMME DETAILS BELOW

When? Thursday 14th June 9.15am-4.30pm

Where? Brunswick Room, The Guildhall, Bath

Tickets: £50 Early Bird including lunch available until 30th April 2018.  Thereafter £65 including lunch.

There is an optional £10 upgrade to attend a Civic Reception at the Roman Baths at 7pm on Thursday 14th June to celebrate the opening of BathIRON.



9.15-9.45                   Registration & Refreshments

9.45-9.50                  Welcome & Introduction to the NHIG                                                                                Chair

9.50-10.25                IRON – making, forming, recognition and decay                                                         Dorothea Restorations, Ironwork Repair Specialists

10.25-11.00              DESIGN & SYMBOLISM of ironwork through the ages                                                Jo Kelly, Nash Partnership, Bath

11.00-11.20               Refreshment Break

11.20-11.55               GATES INTO RIFLES: wartime ironwork removal in Bath                                        Dr Michael Forsyth, Bath University

11.55-12.30               KNOBS, KNOCKERS and other overlooked ironwork                                                 Dr Amy Frost, Museum of Bath Architecture

12.30-1.00               MILD, CAST OR WROUGHT? Modern & historic ironwork in Bath                       Adrian Neilson, Senior Conservation Officer

1.00-2.00                 LUNCH

2.00-2.45                IRON AND THE COAST                                                                                                            Professor Mark Horton, Bristol University

2,45-3.20                CARING FOR IRONWORK: tips on preservation & repair                                         Geoff Wallis, Ironwork Conservation Consultant

3.20-3.30                PANEL QUESTION TIME                                                                                                         ALL SPEAKERS

3.30-4.30                GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF BATH’S HISTORIC METALWORK                          Dr Michael Forsyth & Adrian Neilson