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Emergency Preparedness in the Historic Environment Sector- May 2019 #HeritageChat

Last week’s #HeritageChat explored ‘emergency preparedness in the historic environment sector’, a theme that has been discussed frequently in the media following the tragic fire at Notre Dame. The chat provided participants the chance to explore lessons for the future and share with each other their wisdom and experience. Questions explored included: how historic buildings can plan to effectively respond to an emergency; what guidance and networks exists to help with this process; and what we need to think about in terms of managing communications during and after an incident. You can catch up on the ideas that were explored here.…

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The Legacies of Archaeological Community Engagement in Place Making- April 2019 #HeritageChat

April’s #HeritageChat was led by the CIfA Voluntary and Community Special Interest Group and explored how the legacies of archaeological community engagement in place making can be improved. Discussions focused on what exactly is meant by ‘place making’ in this context and what it means to communities in practice. Also explored was the role archaeology can play in influencing the design of new places before construction, particularly, in consideration of health and well-being.

This afternoon, the topic will be explored in further detail at a session of the CIfA 2019 conference. The Voluntary & Community Interest Group (@VolComArch) are planning to live tweets discussions, so follow them if you want to take part and expand on last week’s #HeritageChat.

You can read a summary of the #HeritageChat here.…

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April Heritage Chat- legacies of archaeological community engagement in place making

The next Heritage Chat will take place on 18 April, between 1 and 2pm (UK time) and will explore the question- ‘How can we improve the legacies of archaeological community engagement in place making?

We are delighted that this chat will be led by the CIfA Voluntary and Community Special Interest Group (@VolComArch) who are also hosting a session at the CIfA 2019 conference on the above theme. The twitter chat will help to expand the conversation beyond the conference.

Please add any questions you would like to be explored during the chat to our google document. We will publish the questions that will be discussed a few days before the chat. Keep an eye out for them on @HeritageChat and here. We look forward to chatting with you.…

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Technology and Innovation in the Historic Environment Sector- March 2019 #HeritageChat

Our March #HeritageChat was led by Wessex Archaeology and explored all things technology and innovation in the historic environment sector. Participants discussed how technology is shaping research in the sector and what opportunities new technologies present for public engagement. There was also a focus on the digital skills that need to be developed in the sector, as well as how the sector can work together to deliver the goals of ‘Culture is Digital’.  We are very grateful to Wessex Archaeology (@wessexarch) for leading the session.

You can read an extended summary of the chat here.…

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Sharing Heritage with Communities- February 2019 #HeritageChat

Our February #HeritageChat was led by Naomi Daw (@Naomi_Daw) and explored how heritage professionals can encourage communities to share their heritage with them, what communities want most from the heritage sector, and approaches to strengthening links between heritage organisations and community groups. A massive thank you to Naomi for leading such a brilliant session. Read a summary of the chat here.

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Join us for February’s Heritage Chat on sharing heritage with communities

The next Heritage Chat will take place on 21 February, between 1 and 2pm (UK time) on the theme of ‘sharing heritage with communities’. We are delighted that this chat will be led by Naomi Daw who will be tweeting from @Naomi_Daw. She is interested in photographic history and travel; and increasing involvement in the heritage sector. Naomi blogs as The Heritage Girl and runs The Heritage Hoot.

Please add any questions you would like to be explored during the chat to our google document. We will publish the questions that will be discussed a few days before the chat. Keep an eye out for them on @HeritageChat.

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Infrastructure Projects and Community Engagement- #HeritageChat

The 17 January #HeritageChat explored how infrastructure projects can be used to connect communities with place. Discussions focused on how communities can take a leading role in interpretation and be involved in post-excavation research, and what problems ‘client confidentiality’ poses to community engagement. Read the summary here.

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Call for Questions- 17th Jan #HeritageChat

Our next Heritage Chat will take place on Thursday the 17th of January (13.00-14.00) and will explore how infrastructure projects can be used to connect communities with place. Please add any questions that you’d like to see discussed in the chat on our GoogleDoc before early next week. We will then share the questions that will be used during the chat through @HeritageChat and @Heritage2020. …

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Collaborative Working in the Historic Environment #HeritageChat

In our December #HeritageChat, participants explored how the impact of collaborative working can be maximised in the historic environment. Topics discussed included the key attributes that are needed for successful collaboration and what the common challenges are in the historic environment when trying to work together. Attention also turned to how we can effectively measure the impact of collaboration and successful examples of models and frameworks. Read the summary here.…

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Call for Questions- 20th Dec #HeritageChat

Our next Heritage Chat will be on Thursday 20th December (13.00-14.00) discussing how we can maximise the impact of collaborative working in the historic environment sector. Please add any questions that you’d like to see covered on our GoogleDoc before early next week. We will then share the questions that will be used during the chat through @HeritageChat and @Heritage2020.…

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