Funding News

We are thrilled to start the new year with new funding support from two grant-givers, The Swire Charitable Trust and Garfield Weston Foundation. Both have granted two years of support for our core work which includes setting up… Read More

NHIG Award 2023

We are delighted to announce the 2023 winner of the NHIG Award for Heritage Metalwork Conservation. From a fascinating and varied shortlist, first place was awarded to the Tijou screen in the Privy Garden at Hampton Court Palace… Read More

Latest news from NHIG

We had a great time at the BABA AGM at Butser Ancient Farm, a fascinating site which offered the perfect backdrop for dynamic demonstrations of a craft both ancient and contemporary. One of the highlights was the thrilling… Read More

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

Student Stan breaks new ground at our first Working Party

I am currently studying at the National School of Blacksmithing and have a keen interest in heritage. At the start of July, I was able to be part of the working party at Nettleham Hall. Seeing the ironwork… Read More

Design Competition

Could you design the new NHIG Award for Heritage Metalwork Conservation? We are looking for a vibrant design which incoporates the NHIG logo and communicates excellence. Full Brief: Design the tooling for a stamped medallion with the following… Read More

“Tremendous fun with brilliant people”

Ashleigh Garstang, a student at Hereford College, took advantage of one of our student bursaries to attend a day on Surveying & Recording Historic Ironwork. Here he shares his experience: “On a sunny day in May, I made… Read More


EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST If you are a blacksmith with at least five years of practical experience we invite you to consider joining a pilot run of our proposed accreditation scheme in May 2022. To express an interest please email… Read More

New material for student conservator

Student conservator Meghan Parker took up one of our free student places at the recent conference on ‘Materials’ in London. Here she reflects on what she took away from the event. Last week, I had the pleasure of… Read More

Living in a Material World: Material Choices in Ironwork Conservation

SPEAKERS Dr Dave Gent Dave is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) with a passion for bridge design. He is recognised as a specialist in the assessment and remediation of wrought iron and early… Read More