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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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Updated privacy notice and terms of use

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Industrial Heritage #Heritage Chat

Picture of Armstrong Mitchell Crane - courtesy of Venice in Peril

The March #HeritageChat was led by Dr Nicola Palmer from the Doctoral School of Sheffield Hallam University. It focused on ‘industrial heritage’ covering sustainable management, reliance on volunteers, modes of engagement (from urban exploration to steampunk), and existing and potential future collaborations between industrial heritage sites and industrial bodies – and more!

You can catch up on the conversation via our summary here.

Image: Armstrong Mitchell Crane – courtesy of Venice in Peril

 

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#HeritageChat: Diversity in the heritage sector

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

One year on from the workshop on Diversity in the Historic Environment Sector, Heritage 2020 revisited the topic for the February #HeritageChat. The discussion aimed to assess changes in practice and priorities in the past year. It explored the place of the concept of class in conversations about diversity, barriers to employment and participation, and how the sector can move forward in addressing diversity issues. Contributors shared ideas for future initiatives and examples of best practice within and outside the sector. The session was run by @HeritageChat and The Heritage Alliance @Heritage_NGOs. Image Martin Cruz: credit.

Read the conversation on Storify.

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#HeritageChat: Heritage and Evaluation

The first #HeritageChat of the new year was held on the 18 January, on the theme of evaluation. It explored heritage sector uses of existing evaluation data, shared guidance, resources and ideas for greater buy-in, and asked whether there is scope for a shared evidence base. The topic of evaluation is a common thread in all of Heritage 2020’s work, but is especially relevant to the activities of the ‘Public Engagement‘ and the the ‘Constructive Conservation and Sustainable Management‘ working groups. The session was run jointly by @HeritageChat and by ERS Research & Consultancy @ERS_Limited.

Read the Storify summary here.

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#Heritage Chat – Heritage & High Streets

Image of Odiham High Street By Andrew Smith, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13647372

December’s #HeritageChat was held on the ‘Constructive Conservation and Sustainable Management‘ group’s priority topic of High Streets. It explored the issues affecting historic high streets and town centres, shared examples of where heritage contributes to economic health, discussed how heritage can be used inclusively in towns with diverse populations and questioned how the heritage sector can create synergies with the Green Infrastructure agenda and contribute to urban ‘place-making’. Read the Storify summary here.

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Heritage 2020 at Heritage Day 2017

Chair of the Heritage 2020 HEF subcommittee, Mike Heyworth, spoke to a capacity crowd at The Heritage Alliance’s annual Heritage Day on 5 December. In addition to highlighting recent working group activity, Mike called on the heritage sector to get involved with Heritage 2020 work by signing up to the e-news and taking part in the monthly #HeritageChat.

Presentation slides are available here.

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