• 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

    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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Catch up on NHIG Webinars

It’s not quite a binge-watch box-set yet but you can still catch up on any webinars you missed (pay-per-view) as well as watch re-runs of our FREE Conversations Build Understanding series in association with Icon Metals Group. Visit… Read More

Rewarding Conversations

Our new programme of online events has proved a great hit with a wide variety of people – and there’s still plenty more to come. The free ‘Conversations Build Understanding’ series, in conjunction with Icon, has attracted sizeable… Read More

Sharing knowledge across borders

Eleftheria Mavromati, who took up one of our student CPD bursaries and travelled from Athens to Bath for our seminar on Treatment & Protection, shares her thoughts and impressions of the day. “As a PhD student I follow… Read More

Treatment & Protection in Bath

Delegates from as far afield as Cumbria, Belgium and Athens descended on Bath in March for our seminar on the ‘Treatment & Protection of Heritage Ironwork’. In the Guildhall’s grand Council Chamber, course leaders Andy Thearle, Geoff Wallis… Read More

New NHIG Award Announced

We want to create more opportunities to recognise and celebrate excellence within the heritage ironwork field. The new NHIG Award for Ironwork Conservation will be presented for the first time at the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths (WCB) annual… Read More