AIA Looks to the Post-Pandemic Future

The Association for Industrial Archaeology has decided to establish a Young Members Board as a sub-committee of the Association, composed of people who are in mid-career or younger. The AIA recognizes the ageing demographic of both the membership and Council, and believe that by engaging with younger people they can better deliver the aim of…

Historic England Launch Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund

Today (17 April 2020) Historic England have launched their Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund. This extends a safety net to small heritage organisations and has been set up in response to a recent survey by Historic England (see elsewhere on these pages). The grants available will help organisations, voluntary groups, and self-employed contractors survive the immediate…

Advice for (Heritage) Charity Trustees during the COVID-19 Crisis

The Coronavirus crisis has implications for all (heritage) charities as well as their staff, volunteers, and beneficiaries. The NCVO has some very useful advice for Trustees on how to cope with the challenges thrown up by the current situation. This includes the type of questions Trustees need to be asking; prioritising work to help with…

Historic England Covid-19 Heritage Impact Survey

Historic England are collaborating with a number of heritage organisations to share information and expertise, provide support and guidance, and understand the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on the heritage sector. Taking the Survey To help inform this work, Historic England need you to tell then how you are being affected. Your feedback will help…

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….