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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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Apprenticeships #HeritageChat

Our October #HeritageChat was on the topic of Apprenticeships in the Historic Environment sector. Topics discussed included how employers should approach recruitment, how Apprenticeships can help the sector and examples of good practice. The chat also provided a forum for individuals and organisation to learn about and share their understanding of the new government guidelines on Apprenticeships. Read the summary of the chat here.

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Mobile Heritage #HeritageChat

Our September #HeritageChat explored mobile heritage. Participants identified the issues that pose the greatest risk to keeping historic transport mobile, including new legislation and a potential shortage in skills, before going on to suggest ways of addressing them. Also raised as talking points were increased collaboration between heritage institutions and the owners of historic transport, and the separation of horse drawn transport from conversations about mobile heritage. Read the summary here.

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Updated Working Group Action Plans

The updated action plans for all the Heritage2020 working groups are now available to read on each of the working groups’ respective pages. They set out the progress each group has made against their priority action areas since the start of the project and give details of the activities and projects undertaken by each group.

Click here to read the action plans.

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Heritage in High Streets: review of existing activity

The Constructive Conservation and Sustainable Management working group have published a review of activity relating to Heritage and High Streets. The group has been looking at where a heritage led response can help to address the changing face of the high street. This document is a first step and will be followed by an interactive platform to allow for wider contributions. Read the review here.

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Summary of July Heritage Chat

The July #HeritageChat discussed what encourages young people to engage with heritage.  Greater collaboration with the creative industries, the adoption of a shared authority approach and the role of interactive technologies were all raised as talking points. Moreover, lessons to be learnt from social action programmes and natural heritage were shared, as well as where and when conversations between heritage institutions and young people should be happening. Read the summary here. Image: Ignite Yorkshire (@igniteyorks)

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Heritage 2020 group updates

The five Heritage 2020 working groups meet regularly through the year and bring together a range of organisations from across the historic environment sector to work together to address the five themes of the Heritage 2020 framework.

You can find out more about their work and current projects through the group pages of the Heritage 2020 website: http://www.heritage2020.net/working-groups/

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#HeritageChat call for questions- Pooling learning on youth engagement projects

The next #HeritageChat will take place on Thursday 19th July, 13.00-14.00 (UK time). We’re using the theme of youth engagement with heritage (a focus of the Heritage 2020 public engagement group), and now call for your ideas on topics to explore as part of this Twitter chat. Please add your ideas directly to the Google Doc here, until 15th July. Find out more about the monthly #HeritageChat, and access summaries of past chats at: http://www.heritage2020.net/get-involved/heritage-chat/

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Heritage 2020 Survey!

Heritage 2020 provides a framework for collaborative working by the sector and currently involves 46 people from 33 organisations through its working groups, and more through its events and social media.
We now seek your input to an interim review that will help to assess sector engagement with the framework, the impact of the activities of the working groups, priorities for the remaining two years of the framework period, and views on the sector’s priorities for collaborative working for 2020-2025. Complete the survey here.

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What’s over the digital horizon for heritage?

On the 8th March 2018, Heritage 2020 held its yearly foresight workshop on a digital theme, and asked the question: what’s over the digital horizon for heritage? Participants discussed opportunities for collaborative working and in groups were asked to identify a single ‘digital ambition’ for each of the following four themes: 1) New audiences; 2) Skills; 3) Conservation management; 4) Re-use of data. Find out more about their ideas in this report of the day.

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