NHIG Award: first winners announced

We are delighted to announce the first ever winners of the NHIG Award for Heritage Metalwork Conservation. From a shortlist of six strong projects, joint first place was awarded to Daniel Liggins for his work on the Oakes… 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

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