Heritage 2020 is a major cross-sector collaboration initiative being delivered under the auspices of the Historic Environment Forum.
The Heritage 2020 Framework sets out how heritage organisations across England can work together in the coming years to add value to the work of individual bodies. The new initiative, which follows on from the National Heritage Protection Plan from 1 April 2015, has five key themes: discovery, identification and understanding; constructive conservation and sustainable management; public engagement; capacity building; and advocacy. Key strategic priorities are identified which will be taken forward through working groups linked with each theme.
The initiative is being led on behalf of the Historic Environment Forum by Dr Mike Heyworth, Director of the Council for British Archaeology. He is keen to engage a wide variety of partners in developing the collaborative framework: “A key aim of Heritage 2020 is to demonstrate how partnership working can add value and lead to the delivery of key outcomes which will enhance the understanding, protection, and enjoyment of the historic environment in England. We would welcome all offers of support and engagement to help take this initiative forward over the coming five years”.
You can contact the team leading the initiative via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.