• 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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IronArt Open Day a Success

For the last three years we have on occasion opened our doors to the public as part of the Art Trail during the local Larkhall Festival.  Running three demonstration forges and setting up displays around the workshop gives… Read More

Charity Membership Secretary

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Are you a people-person? Do you enjoy getting them involved and engaged? If so, the National Heritage Ironwork Group (NHIG) needs your support! We are seeking a friendly and enthusiastic volunteer to maintain and develop the charity’s recently launched… Read More

NHIG awarded core funding grant

We are pleased to announce that the NHIG has been awarded a grant of £20,000 from The Dulverton Trust for core funding, which will enable us to support our existing and future projects from a central location, with a… Read More

NHIG Administrator Wanted

The National Heritage Ironwork Group are recruiting!   The application form is available to download here: Please send completed forms to info@nhig.org.uk

Illustrated conservation principles

Blacksmiths, why not show off your best, most ethical work to a wide audience for free? The NHIG is working on producing an illustrated version of our conservation principles. Now is the the time to get your work featured as… Read More