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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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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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