Free Industrial Heritage Webinar January 2021

Historic England will be running a third free industrial heritage webinar on Thursday 21 January 2021 between 1300 and 1400. This webinar will look at the identification, assessment, and recording of industrial heritage sites through the planning process in England, as well as considering potential public benefits arising from such work. The speakers will be…

AIA E-News Bulletin for January 2021

Welcome to the Association for Industrial Archaeology’s regular e-news bulletin. Read on for updates on what the AIA have been doing recently, and other industrial archaeology news from the UK and beyond. If you have a story you think the AIA should feature in a future bulletin please get in touch by emailing: communications@industrial-archaeology.org.  Return…

Historic England Publish New Heritage Asset Introduction on Gasworks and Gasholders

Historic England has published the latest in their Introductions to Heritage Assets series which in this case deals with Gasworks and Gasholders. The purpose of these documents is to provide an accessible, authoritative, illustrated summary of a particular type of heritage asset.  The new introduction sets out our understanding of coal gasworks and their attendant…

The Impact of COVID-19 on Freelancers

An online poll by Museum Freelance was run between 12 and 30 November 2020 to explore the challenges faced by freelancers as a result of the COVD-19 pandemic. Museum Freelance (Museum Freelance) is an organisation that supports and champions freelancers and consultants working with museums, galleries, heritage sites, archives, and libraries in the UK. They provide…

New Military Aviation Heritage Network Launched

The newly launched Military Aviation Heritage Networks (MAHN) are regionally based groups of organisations that bring together those who care about aviation heritage, its conservation, commemoration, display and sustainability. Inspired in part by the IHSO project, the MAHN is funded by Historic England and the MAHN development project is managed by Biggin Hill Memorial Museum….

OASIS Rollout Free Support Workshops for Archaeology & Heritage Sector

Historic England have commissioned MSDS Marine and Ashtree Heritage to provide support workshops for the rollout of the new Online Access to the Index of Investigations (OASIS) system. OASIS is an online reporting form enabling archaeological and heritage practitioners to provide information about their investigations to regional Historic Environment Records (HERs) and respective national heritage…

Elsecar’s Industrial Heritage Gets New Protection

As part of the work in the Elsecar Heritage Action Zone (a three year partnership project with Barnsley Museums), Historic England has just announced the designation and up-grading of 16 sites by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The six new sites include the former Elsecar ironworks, which produced plating for HMS Warrior,…

CBA Lunchtime Networking and Digital Skills Development Sessions

The Council for British Archaeology is running a series of networking and skills development opportunities over the next few weeks, for those involved in leading a voluntary or community archaeological group. This is an initiative supported by Historic England’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. The sessions are free and are at lunchtime. Facilitated by CBA staff,…

2020 Applications for Marsh Awards for Community Archaeology

The Marsh Awards, designed to showcase excellence in archaeology, are run by the Council for British Archaeology with the support of the Marsh Christian Trust. Since all archaeological activity this year has been affected in some way by the pandemic, the CBA and Marsh Christian Trust have decided to focus the 2020 Awards on projects…

AIA E-News Bulletin Out for October 2020

The latest e-news bulletin from the AIA is out with short articles on the impact of COVID-19 on the UK industrial heritage sector; Rebuilding Heritage grant fund; AIA planning news; AIA restoration grants; top endangered Victorian sites for 2020; the campaign to save Dorman Long Tower; bid to raise £8m to restore Scottish Flax mill;…