Regional Partner and Head of Architecture, Liz Smith will speak at the National Heritage Ironwork Group’s inaugural conference this November at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The conference, to be held on the 14th will celebrate the 10 years of the National Heritage Ironwork Group, a volunteer-run organisation established in 2009 that is dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of ironwork.

The NHIG defines and promotes high standards in the care of heritage ironwork. It aims to develop and sustain heritage ironwork knowledge by conducting research and championing communication nationally and internationally.

According to the National Heritage Ironwork Group, heritage ironwork is often not recognised as a specialist area of conservation, and is currently at risk due to it being overlooked and undervalued.

The conference will address the ongoing issues and include key-note speakers (including craft and conservation professions), a question panel, a behind the scenes tour and an after party celebrating the group’s 10th anniversary.