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North Wales Slate Weekend – Booking now open

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April 2020 For the ‘Practical Weekend’ in 2020 we are pleased to announce details of our long weekend event in North Wales celebrating the Slate

New Restoration Grant strand for small projects announced

Thanks to a series of generous donations the AIA can make available Restoration Grants of up to £20,000 for a range of historic and industrial archaeology purposes. The first awards

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Council update – October 2019

The third meeting of Council for 2019, was held at Ironbridge on 19th October. In summary the minutes note : Restoration Grants – starting this year there will be a

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AIA Award helps research at slave plantation

The Gamble Mill The Gamble plantation, Ellenton, Florida was built using slave labour in 1845, and comprises of the only standing plantation house in South Florida, associated structures, and the

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AIA Grant helps restore the headframe at Big Pit

The AIA has awarded a restoration grant of £20,000 towards the cost of restoring the Grade II* listed steel headframe structure at Big Pit National Coal Museum. Amgueddfa Cymru –

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AIA Award Winners 2019

AIA Award Winners 2019 AIA presented seven awards for various achievements in the field of industrial archaeology and heritage at its conference in Bridgwater in August 2019. Most were presented

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AIA Publication Sales now online

You can now order paper versions of our publications online via the AIA website at low prices whilst stocks last: Back copies of Industrial Archaeology Review Most single issues of

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BIG STUFF 2019 – Katowice

Big Stuff is a triennial conference focused on the particular challenges of preserving and interpreting large technology objects. The first Big Stuff conference was held in Canberra, Australia, as a

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James Watt 2019 events in Birmingham and Scotland

James Watt died on 25th August 1819 and 2019 is the bicentenary year of his death. As a scientist, inventor and engineer James Watt contributed to steam-engine development, invented the

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James Watt Centenary Year Events at Etruria Industrial Museum

James Watt died on 25th August 1819 aged 83. To commemorate his life the Etruria Industrial Museum is organising a series of events. The museum includes Shirley’s 1857 Bone &