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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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Summary of June Heritage Chat

The June #HeritageChat explored 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. Also explored was the potential to encourage new uses for historic buildings by embracing the Government’s current focus on ‘place’. Read the summary here.

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Review of Statutory Services Project

The Heritage 2020 Capacity Building group seeks expressions of interest in a voluntary project to update an existing list of statutory services imposed by Government on Local Authorities, as they relate to heritage. The work will help focus those bodies on the duties imposed on them by Parliament and their need to retain the skills and expertise necessary to successfully discharge them.
A full brief is available here. Expressions of interest are invited by 17.00 on 5th July.

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New uses for historic buildings

Our #HeritageChat for Thursday 21st June explores ‘new uses for historic buildings’. Join us 13.00-14.00 (UK time) to take part in the chat. The seven questions to be discussed cover value, risk, communication, guidance and support. We’re looking for ideas and examples that people from across the sector can share on this theme, see http://www.heritage2020.net/get-involved/heritage-chat/  for more information and follow @HeritageChat to take part.

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