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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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Health, Wellbeing and the Historic Environment #HeritageChat

In the November #HeritageChat, people explored ways in which the Historic Environment can help to address health and wellbeing issues and how we can make the public more aware of the benefits of actively engaging with heritage. We also discussed was how we can ensure communities throughout the UK have equal access to programmes and the need for the sector to embed wellbeing into institutional thinking. Read a full summary here.…

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Heritage 2020 and High Streets

It was announced in the 2018 Budget that the government will establish a Future High Streets fund that will dedicate £675 million to help local communities respond to the challenges facing their high streets. The future of historic high streets is a key concern of Heritage 2020’s Constructive Conservation and Sustainable Management working group, and they have compiled a review of research, toolkits and projects that promote a heritage led response to the challenges. You can add information to this here

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