Seminar: Best Practice for the Cleaning, Protection and Coating of Historic Ironwork

Event Description

How do we best protect our Historic Ironwork for future generations without losing valuable evidence of prior coatings and production methods?

This one-day seminar will examine issues such as:

• Cleaning methods
• The importance of existing surface details
• Appropriate levels of intervention
• Protection methods
• Coatings historical and contemporary

The day will begin with presentations from experienced practitioners and professionals, following each of which the forum will be opened to attendees for discussion and comment, with the intention of developing a set of best practice guidelines.

Proposed timetable

9.00 – 9.30   Registration (tea and coffee will be provided)
9.30 – 9.45   Welcome and introduction from the chairman
9.45 – 10.45   Presentation (1) Current cleaning methods and their effects
10.45 – 11-15   Discussion and resume of conclusions from the group
11.15 – 11.30   Break for tea and coffee
11.30 – 12.30   Presentation (2) The effects of environment on corrosion and current corrosion control methods
12.30 – 1.00   Discussion and resume of conclusions from the group
1.00 – 1.45   Lunch (please bring a packed lunch)
1.45 – 2.45   Presentation (3) Historic and Contemporary coatings their advantages and disadvantages / methods of application
2.45 – 3.15   Discussion and resume of conclusions from the group
3.15 – 3.30   Break for tea and coffee
3.30 – 4.30   Review of the day’s discussions with recommendations for best practice within the conservation guidelines


Attendance – This seminar is open to anyone interested in Heritage Ironwork.  There is a small charge of £10.00 per person (£5.00 for Students and Trainees) to enable us to cover costs. Attendance fees can be paid on-line using PayPal or via cheque (see below).

Attendance Fees

NHIG Seminar: 20th February 2016.


If you prefer please, send a cheque for the membership fees to:

The Secretary
National Heritage Ironwork Group
4 Churchway, Faulkland
Somerset. BA3 5US

Please make cheques payable to ‘The National Heritage Ironwork Group’ and ensure you include your name with the cheque so we can match it with your booking.


Thank you.

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