#HeritageChat Archive

We produce a summary of each month’s #HeritageChat for people who weren’t able to take part in the live chats.

Monthly #HeritageChat summaries

Infrastructure Projects and Community Engagement- January 2019

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.

Collaborative Working in the Historic Environment – December 2018

The 20 December #HeritageChat explored how the impact of collaborative working can be maximised in the historic environment. Discussions focused on the benefits and challenges of collaboration, effective frameworks, the key attributes for successful collaboration, and how to measure the impact of collaborative work. Read the summary here.

Health, Wellbeing and the Historic Environment – November 2018

The 15 November #HeritageChat explored how the Historic Environment can help to address health and wellbeing concerns and the issues that the sector may need to collectively overcome in order to effectively do this.

Read the summary here.

Apprenticeships in the Historic Environment Sector – October 2018

The 18 October #HeritageChat explored Apprenticeships in the Historic Environment Sector. Discussions centred upon how employers should approach recruitment, how Apprenticeships can help the sector and examples of good practice.

Read the summary here.

Mobile Heritage: Planes, Trains, Boats, Automobiles and more – September 2018

The 20 September #HeritageChat provided a forum to discuss the work that is ongoing within the sector regarding mobile heritage. It was also an opportunity to reflect on issues that may pose a threat to keeping historic transport mobile in the future.

Read the summary here.

Pooling Learning From Youth Engagement Projects – July 2018

The 19 July #HeritageChat provided a forum for institutions and individuals to share lessons learnt from their own past experiences about what encourages young people to engage with heritage.

Read the summary here.

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New Uses for Historic Buildings – June 2018

The 21 June #HeritageChat looked at the potential new uses for historic buildings. Topics discussed included the need to maintain historic value whilst embracing any new uses, how best to communicate the positives of re-using historic buildings and related funding issues.

Read the summary here.

#Research Impacting Practice – May 2018

The 17 May #HeritageChat looked at how to improve links between research and practice.

Read the summary here.

#Digital Technologies and Heritage – April 2018

The 19 April #HeritageChat looked at the topic of digital technologies and heritage, asking the question: what’s over the digital horizon for heritage? Read the summary here.

Image: By Martin420 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Industrial Heritage – March 2018

Venice in Peril - Armstrong Mitchell CraneThe #IndustrialHeritage theme covered engaging younger generations, how to take an innovative approach to personal links to the industrial past, the role of volunteers, and more…

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Diversity in the Historic Environment Sector – February 2018

By MCruz (WMF) (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsFebruary’s #HeritageChat was on Diversity in the Historic Environment sector.It picked up on themes explored in the 2017 Heritage 2020 Foresight Workshop.


Follow the chat as it took place here.

Evaluating heritage projects – January 2018

Evaluation - Green tickJanuary’s #HeritageChat was on Evaluation: how can the heritage sector better share evaluation data and create a shared evidence base? Questions included what type of data do people collect for heritage projects? How can evaluation create added value? and What guidance is available? Follow the chat as it took place here.

Heritage and high streets: which way next? – December 2017

site-mock-upThe last #HeritageChat of 2017 was on the topic of Heritage and High Streets.
Follow the chat as it took place here.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Heritage Sector – are we doing enough? – November 2017

HistoricHouses twitter imageThe first ever #HeritageChat, held in November 2017 during Global Entrepreneurship Week. It asked the question: Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the Heritage Sector – are we doing enough?
Follow the chat as it took place here.

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