The Association for Industrial Archaeology



Recent prizewinners

Best Adaptive Reuse of an Industrial Building (BARIB)

Restoration Grants

Peter Neaverson Award for Outstanding Scholarship

Peter Neaverson Travel Bursary

Peter Neaverson Award for Digital Initiative

Archaeological Report Awards

Dorothea Award for Conservation

Publications Awards

Dissertation Prizes

British Archaeological Awards

The Association was established to encourage improved standards of recording, research, conservation and publication. Not all members will wish to pursue these activities, but they are essential to promoting a better understanding and public acceptance of industrial heritage.

One way in which the Association encourages these activities is by administering and making various awards. The awards are presented to an individual or groups who have made a significant contribution to industrial archaeology, for example in research, publication, recording or conservation. The awards attract local and national publicity, and the recipients are encouraged to publish their projects.

Most awards have cash prizes and are usually presented annually at the AIA Conference, at which winners will be encouraged to talk about their work and present posters or displays on it if appropriate. Click here for details of some recent prize winners.

Thanks to a generous donation we can make Restoration Grants available for a number of purposes. Click here for details.

We also support the British Archaeological Awards.

Full details, including rules and how to apply, can be found by clicking on the menu to the left.