Historic England Announce Support for Heritage Construction Skills

Historic England have announced the launch of a new five-year training and apprenticeship programme to help save heritage construction skills. The £4.3 million programme will address asevere skills shortages in the heritage sector. It is made possible thanks to funding from The Hamish Ogston Foundation – the largest one-off investment ever awarded to heritage construction training…

Culture Recovery Fund – Third Round Details Released

Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, has announced the details of the third round of funding in the Culture Recovery Fund (CRF). This is the emergency funding that the Government established to support the cultural sector in England through the Covid-19 pandemic. The final £300 million of funds announced on 25th June 2021 brings the total amount…

Call for Papers: ERIH Annual Conference 2021

This year’s annual European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH) Conference is looking at the impact of the global pandemic on industrial heritage in Europe. The theme for this year’s get together is “RESILIENCE – How industrial heritage sites accepted the pandemic challenge and survived the crisis “. Some of the questions that this year’s conference…

AIM Adds More Industrial Museum Case Studies

AIM (Association of Independent Museums) helps heritage organisations to improve their resilience and thereby to prosper. They do this by providing regular sector updates, targeted grants, training programmes, and a range of expert advice and guidance services. AIM also commissions research on behalf of the sector and undertakes advocacy for the sector. Through their ‘helping…

Canal & River Trust Completes Repairs Enabled by Heritage Stimulus Fund

The Canal & River Trust has completed the repairs enabled by the award of c.£1.6m through the Heritage Stimulus Fund, which forms part the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. Administered by Historic England, the works covered 14 projects across the canal network and involved the replacement of lock gates, and lock and bridge repairs, including the…

Historic England Latest COVID Support

Historic England continues to update and evolve its guidance and support for the heritage sector during the COVID-19 pandemic and its lasting consequences. You can find out about the latest guidance and support from historic England by following the links below: How Historic England are helping the sector Historic England continue to help manage the…

Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress 2021

The annual conference of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology starts today (28 May) and runs to 30 May 2021. The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology is Europe’s leading society for the study and promotion of historical archaeology, and welcomes global perspectives on the archaeology of the post-medieval world up to the present day and beyond. To…

Museum Estate and Development (MEND) Fund Now Open for Applications

The Museum Estate and Development (MEND) fund is now taking applications. This funding stream is part of the Cultural Investment Fund (CIF) CIF is administered by Arts Council England (ACE) and is made up of three funding streams, the Cultural Development Fund, the Libraries Improvement Fund, and MEND. MEND is particularly relevant for industrial heritage…

EERIAC 2021 – First post-lockdown physical IA Conference announced

What may well be the first in-person regional industrial archaeology conference since lockdown has been announced by the Cambridgeshire Industrial Archaeology Society. The East of England Regional Industrial Archaeology Conference (EERIAC 2021) will take place on Saturday 3rd July, in The Pye Building, Cambridge Museum of Technology, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge. The conference fee is £15…

New Publication on Glassmaking in the Weald

A new publication from the Surrey County Archaeological Unit, ‘Glassmaking in the Weald: Survey, excavation and scientific analysis 2010-2018′ by David Dungworth, Colin Clark, Paul Linford, Tom Munnery, Sarah Paynter and Rob Poulton, provides the first comprehensive review of this important industry to be published for over 50 years. Supported by Historic England, nineteen of…