Diversity and inclusion are issues that cross all the themes of the Heritage 2020 Framework.

Diversity and Inclusion in the historic environment sector

A lack of diversity in the historic environment is a cross-sector issue that was a priority for all of the Heritage 2020 working groups. We therefore explored the topic at the first of the annual ‘Foresight’ meetings in 2017. This workshop brought together members of the Heritage 2020 working groups and the Historic Environment Forum to generate practical suggestions to address the issue through collaborative working.

Recommendations from the day were split into three strands; Data, Process and Perception. A record of the workshop can be found here.

A summary of the challenges and issues to be addressed is shown in the table below.

The Heritage 2020 Public Engagement working group agreed to forward the recommendations from the workshop.