IHBC's SelfStarter

Quick guide to conservation online

WELCOME!

Take a few minutes to see how the UK’s lead body for built and historic environment conservation can help you learn, earn and have fun!

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) is the UK’s key professional body for conservation specialists from all skills and disciplines. We aim to help everyone understand more about the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of looking after:
  • buildings, their fabric, setting and interiors, old and new
  • places, including gardens and cultural landscapes
  • and any areas valued for their cultural heritage.

The IHBC is a UK body, but many of the ideas and resources here reflect global values and principles in conservation!

This SelfStarter resource guides students, trainees, researchers and anyone interested in learning more about conservation using the wide range of resources, guidance, opportunities and links available across our website.
The page may be used by anyone interested in learning more about the built and historic environment, whether through learning or volunteering. If you would like to explore a career in conservation see our web guidance.
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