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Queen Street Mill entered for Europa Nostra 7 Most Endangered Sites 2018

The Association for Industrial Archaeology has been working with local experts to draw up a nomination for Queen Street Mill in Burnley, the world’s last surviving cotton weaving mill still

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2017 AIA Conference now open for booking – Online booking and electronic payment available

South East Midlands Conference, 25th – 30th August 2017 This year’s conference will be held at Moulton College to the north of Northampton. The Association’s conference this year, which is

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Museums Association Conference – Early bird booking open

Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2017 16-18 November, Central Convention Complex, Manchester Early bird booking now open The Museums Association Conference & Exhibition is the largest event of its kind

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ERIH Annual Conference 2017 – 20-22 September 2017 – Registration open

The registration for the ERIH Annual Conference 2017, Topic “Industrial Tourism: Linking the past with the present and the future” is now open. The conference takes place from 20 to

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Boom – Crisis – Heritage. King Coal and the energy revolutions after 1945. Call for papers

German Mining Museum Mining History Section Mining History Document Center Research project: From boom to crisis. German coal mining after 1945 Call for papers During the Industrial Revolution coal was

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New Director of Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust

Helen Featherstone has been appointed as the new Director of Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust. Sheffield Industrial Museums are the showcase of Sheffield’s industrial story from early industrialisation to modern times.

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Caithness Conference June 2018 planning underway

Planning for the 2018 conference in Caithness is in progress. Below we mention some of the things which may be included but we cannot at this stage confirm the status

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AGA Foundry in Coalbrookdale to close

The AIA was very saddened to hear the announcement last week that the AGA foundry in Coalbrookdale, near the place where Abraham Darby first smelted iron in a furnace fuelled

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Conference Notes and Gazetteers now available on line

Most Gazetteers and all available Tour Notes for past Conferences have now been scanned into pdfs and added to the website. Go to Past Conferences to see and download any

Sad news for the world’s last steam-powered cotton weaving mill

Following on from the news in 2016 that Lancashire County Council had taken the decision to close several of its museums, including Queen Street Mill and Helmshore Mills Textile Museum,