Arts Council England Museum Accreditation Update

Arts Council England (ACE) have released their November update on their Museum Accreditation Scheme. Current Accreditation award status has automatically been extended to 1 April 2022. That applies whether a museum is expecting to be invited to make a return or has already submitted a return and is awaiting assessment and an award decision. There’s no…

Preston Bus Station Conservation Wins 2021 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize

The Grade II listed modernist Preston Bus Station, opened in 1969, has won the 2021 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize has been awarded to John Puttick Associates, in recognition of their thoughtful and detailed conservation of the building. Awarded every two years, the World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize recognizes architects, designers, and preservationists who have demonstrated innovative…

Heritage Compass Free Business Support Programme Final Round Now Open

Heritage Compass is inviting applications from heritage organisations for the final round of free business support. Funded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund, 300 heritage organisations across England have already taken part in the scheme, helping them thrive over the free year-long programme.  The Programme includes: Six training courses, covering topics including business planning, fundraising and…

Mills of the North Free Online Seminar

Historic England’s fourth free Industrial Heritage HELM Webinar covers the Historic England ‘Mills of the North’ project (https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/training-skills/online-training/webinars/helm-webinars/). This is taking place on Monday 15 November between 1300 and 1400. Speakers include James Stephenson (Wakefield Council), Bernadette Bone (BB Heritage Studio), Stef Wyke (Islington Mill) and Alastair Godfrey (Historic England). They will be exploring how…

New Book on History & Restoration of Chatham Dockyard

A new Historic England/Liverpool University Press publication looks at the history and subsequent regeneration of Chatham Dockyard – one of the most intact naval dockyards for the building and maintenance of ships of the sailing navy. The book, ‘Chatham Historic Dockyard. World Power to Resurgence’, edited by Sir Neil Cossons, Jonathan Coad, Andrew Lambert, Paul…

Climate Change Resilience Heritage Summit

How can we work together to face the challenges presented by climate change to the historic environment? On 27 October, heritage partners from across the UK have joined up to present a virtual Climate Resilience Summit. Hosted by Historic Environment Scotland, partners include the National Trust, English Heritage, Cadw, and the the National Trust for…

Latest UK Government COVID Guidance on Ventilating Indoor Spaces

Although many industrial archaeology and heritage sites have now closed, or are about to close, for the winter, indoor ventilation to alleviate the spread of COVID becomes more important for those sites still open and for those sites where indoor working from volunteers over winter continues. The latest UK Government guidance on ventilation at work…

AIA e-news for October 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 AIA should feature in a future bulletin please get in touch with the AIA here:  communications@industrial-archaeology.org …

Arts Council England New Capital Investment Fund

Arts Council England have announced a new Capital Investment Programme. This is an open access capital expenditure programme to support cultural organisations to adjust buildings and equipment so that they can operate safely post-pandemic, improve access, seize on technological opportunities, and reduce environmental impact. An online Expression of Interest form will be open on the Grantium…