This is the website of The Ironbridge Institute which, (as a partnership between the University of Birmingham, The Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity and the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust), teaches postgraduate courses in heritage management and industrial archaeology, and Museum Association accredited museums management courses. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum and its associated Trust has become a centre of excellence for the conservation and management of a whole historic landscape, for the benefit of residents and visitors, and the Institute teaches students and facilitates studying for a higher degree by research, based around this "heritage".The website provides some information about the courses: Heritage Management (appropriate for people working or planning to work in conservation and recording agencies, museums, tourism, environmental education, archaeology, landscape design and planning); the industrial archaeology elements prepare students to manage monuments of the industrial age and their associated landscapes in a modern environment. Also provided are brief details of: sources for funding and career prospects, always issues for a postgraduate student; the Institute's consultancy work, including mention of the extensive archives of photographs and material collected as part of this work. The Institute's Coalbrookdale campus is part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust at the site of the Iron Bridge, spanning the River Severn at Ironbridge in Shropshire. This bridge is recognised as a totem of the Industrial Revolution, built in 1779 for Abraham Darby III.