The National Heritage Ironwork Group (NHIG), whose object is to advance public awareness and knowledge of heritage ironwork, has recently been granted charitable status by the Charity Commission. The Charity is the nation’s only organisation focused solely on studying the care, conservation and restoration of historic ironwork, comprising experienced practitioners from a broad range of related fields.
Commenting on this exciting development for the organisation, Adrian Legge, Chairman of NHIG, said “It is wonderful to receive recognition from the Charity Commission for our aims and objectives. This will greatly assist us in our critical and necessary work to advance the education of the general public in traditional ironwork, ironworking crafts and to promote the preservation of historic ironwork.”
NHIG has a number of projects it is now planning to progress in its bid to become the organisation for promoting the care of historic ironwork, including accreditation of skilled artisans and the hub for research and advice.