NLHF Heritage Emergency Fund Announced

Yesterday the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) announced £50million was being made available for a Heritage Emergency Fund to support the UK heritage sector as an immediate response to the COVID-19 crisis. This will provide short-term funding for organisations delivering heritage projects, or running previously funded projects. It will also help to safeguard heritage sites…

Working From Home Tips Courtesy of Museum Development North West

Though many industrial heritage sites are now closed to the public due to the COVID-19 crisis, full and part-time museum staff are continuing to work from home. Here are some ‘working from home’ tips from Museum Development North West – (including coping with cats ‘helping’ with work). Click on the link below.   Welcome to…

AIA Annual Conference August 2020 Booking Now Open

Booking for the Association for Industrial Archaeology’s Annual Conference is now open. This year’s event will be based at Liverpool Hope University and will run from the 21st to the 26th August. The Conference is being organised in conjunction with an enthusiastic local team from the Merseyside Industrial Heritage Society led by Anna Alexander and…

Conference: Booking Opens for AIM National Conference 2020 at Port Sunlight Village, Wirral

Booking is now open for this year’s AIM National Conference which will be held at Port Sunlight village, Wirral, North West England, 18 June to 20 June. Tickets can be purchased online via the AIM National Conference Eventbrite page – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aim-national-conference-2020-fit-for-the-future-registration-91166133359 – and all conference information can be found on the AIM national Conference 2020…

Flooding and Industrial Heritage Buildings Guidance

February 2020 has now been confirmed as the wettest month on record in Britain and many communities are still mopping up after the floods. Industrial heritage sites are just as vulnerable to heavy rains and flooding events as the communities within which they sit, especially those sites located in river valleys or on the coast….

New IHSO in post, March 2020

Our new IHSO, Dr Mike Nevell, started on 2nd March. Mike has over 25 years of experience in industrial archaeology and industrial heritage. His previous post was Head of Centre, at the Centre for Applied Archaeology, University of Salford. He might be familiar to some, though, through his past roles as a Trustee of the…

Pastures new for Joanna Turska (IHSO)

After 16 months, in my role as the Industrial Heritage Support Officer (IHSO), I’m leaving Ironbridge to join the Canal & River Trust as the Destinations Development Officer for West Midlands. My last day is this Friday, the 30th August so please do get in touch if you have any questions before then. After Friday,…