The mark of the conservation professional
This page documents each Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that the IHBC develops as a 'tool for collaboration' within the action agreed under Aim A.3 of the institute's Corporate Plan 2015-20, or 'CP20'. The Plan was presented to and adopted at the institute's AGM in Norwich on 19 June 2015 (http://ihbconline.co.uk/newsachive/?p=10464).
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) was signed in London on 12 May 2016.
Among other benefits, this MoU inspired reciprocal offers of 1 year free 'taster memberships' between the organisations, as well as universal 'member rates' to events for members of both organisations.
For more background on the signing see HERE
Download the IHBC CIfA MoU HERE
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Council on Training in Architectural Conservation (COTAC) was signed in London on 21 February 2018.
In the MoU both organisations affirm their operational and ethical ties to the 1993 ICOMOS ‘Guidelines’ on conservation training, strategic commitments in the MoU (see the IHBC Toolbox). Strategic commitments include:
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers (ALGAO):UK was signed on 24 June 2020.
With both organisations affirming their joint commitments to Local Authority services, the MoU underpins joined-up support for:
Members of the CIfA, COTAC seeking the 1 year free trial membership of the IHBC should sign up at:
To take advantage of the 1 year free trial, please complete the form and enter your CIfA/ COTAC membership details in the 'Notes' field at the end of the form.
Completing the form secures Affiliate membership of the IHBC until the following renewal period.
PLEASE NOTE: SIGNING UP TO IHBC MEMBERSHIP UNDER THIS PROGRAMME DOES NOT CONFER ANY ACCREDITATION OR GENERATE ANY RIGHT TO USE ADDITIONAL POST-NOMINALS SUCH AS THOSE INCLUDING 'IHBC'.
No payment is required until notices are circulated in advance of the renewal in the following April of each year.
To secure IHBC membership rates at events when not a member of the IHBC, simply make full payments at the point of payment and claim any excess back direct from the IHBC using the Expenses Claim Form and procedures HERE, being sure to include your CIfA/COTAC membership details as well.