Heritage Open Days Directory Now Live

It’s not too late to join the festival as an organiser and list your event, which could be a perfect chance to reach new audiences and boost secondary spend. More than 30 Industrial Heritage sites have already registered for this year’s event. Take an early peek at the programme as it develops, with more than…

SPAB Online Training Seminars for June & July 2022

The next two SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) online training seminars are now open for booking. These are as follows: The Challenges of Windmill Conservation (Live Online Lecture)   15 June 2022, 12pm-1pm   £6 pp – SPAB Members   £8 pp – Non-Members   The lecture will compare the current techniques used in the repair…

PhD Research Posts into Industrial Heritage Available at Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University, working with the Industrial Crafts Research Network https://simonpenny.net/industrial-crafts.html, have two funded PhD opportunities available around capturing tacit skills within industrial heritage. The Industrial Crafts Research Network (ICRN) is an international, interdisciplinary research network of academics, museum professionals, designers, and practitioners dedicated to the study of and communication of skill and knowledge within…

Places on Science Funding Scheme

The Royal Society is supporting museums to engage local communities with science through their heritage and collections. They are making available grants of up to £3,500 to small museums, funding projects that tell the stories of science and scientists relevant to communities across the UK. They want to fund projects that: highlight the topics, stories…

Chance Heritage Trust: Community Engagement Project Tender

The Chance Heritage Trust, a member of the West Midlands IHN, is inviting tenders for a community engagement programme to inform proposals for the redevelopment of the Chance Brothers Glassworks and Soho Foundry and Mint sites in Sandwell. The project is funded by a Community Renewal Fund Grant. The Chance Brothers Glassworks and Soho Foundry…

New Book on Oasts and Hop Kilns Published

The latest publication from the publishing partnership between Historic England and Liverpool University Press is a volume on oasts and hop kilns researched and written by Patrick Grattan. These tall conical and pyramidal buildings, topped by white cowls or louvred vents, are a distinctive sight on the farms and in the villages of Kent, East…

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…

IHSO Update for January to March 2021

At the beginning of January 2021, a third national lockdown across Britain was announced due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This saw all industrial archaeology and heritage sites closed again and many staff put back into furlough. Nevertheless, the IHSO project has continued its online roll-out of regional meetings with zoom seminars for the Cornwall and…

Historic England Industrial Heritage Consultation

Historic England are asking the public what they think the priorities should be for managing England’s industrial heritage. In order to do this they are consulting on their draft Industrial Heritage Strategy which can be found, together with details on how to respond, here: https://historicengland.org.uk/about/what-we-do/consultations/guidance-open-for-consultation/ The Strategy sets out the key priorities for England’s internationally…