A New Chair for the Heritage Alliance

The Heritage Alliance is delighted to announce that Peter Ainsworth has agreed to be our new Chair from December 2018. Peter Ainsworth has over 30 years of commitment to public life. Following a successful career in banking, which he combined with serving as a local councillor, Peter entered Parliament in 1992. During his time as an…

Nominations now open for Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Heroes Award

England’s heritage sector simply couldn’t function without the hard work and dedication of its volunteers. Volunteers are the lifeblood of heritage conservation. Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Heroes Award is the Heritage Alliance’s celebration of the amazing achievements of volunteers. The award is a wonderful way to raise awareness of the generosity of the sector’s volunteers and to…

Become a Trustee for The Heritage Alliance

The Heritage Alliance is looking for three new trustees to join its Board from December 2018. In addition, the Alliance is looking for a Treasurer to take over from Richard Norton in December 2019. Early co-option of a new Treasurer, who is also a trustee, will allow for a proper period of handover with Richard.…

DEFRA’s consultation on Environmental Principles and Governance

The Heritage Alliance’s ‘Rural Heritage Advocacy Group’ have responded to DEFRA’s consultation on Environmental Principles and Governance after we exit the EU, with input from other relevant groups. The consultation asked how environmental principles should be embedded into post-Brexit law, policy-making and delivery, and what powers and function a new environmental watchdog should have, to hold the…

#HeritageChat

The July #HeritageChat provided a forum for institutions and individuals to share lessons learnt from their own past experiences about 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…

Visit Heritage Joins The Heritage Alliance

The Heritage Alliance is delighted to welcome Visit Heritage as an affiliate member. Visit Heritage is a leading heritage, tourism and destination company in the UK. Visit Heritage provides people with engaging information and content across multiple platforms with the aim to spark an interest to discover UK heritage sites. The company publishes the best-selling guide Hudson’s…

Booking now open for ‘Planning and Managing Major Buildings Projects’ training day

Historic Religious Buildings Alliance will be running their 8th training day on ‘Planning and Managing Major Building Projects in Places of Worship’, in partnership with Purcell UK. It is taking place at St Andrew’s Street Baptist church, Cambridge on Wednesday 3rd October 2018. The day will help you manage all stages of a building project…

Become a Trustee for The Heritage Alliance

The Heritage Alliance is looking for three new trustees to join its Board from December 2018. In addition, the Alliance is looking for a Treasurer to take over from Richard Norton in December 2019. Early co-option of a new Treasurer, who is also a trustee, will allow for a proper period of handover with Richard.…

Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) joins the Heritage Alliance

The Heritage Alliance is delighted to welcome MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology)as a member. MOLA is one of the UK’s leading archaeology practices. It is an educational charity with over 40 years of experience of archaeological excavation, survey, research and publication. Their expertise covers urban and rural sites including historic buildings, places and landscapes. They provide…

Brexit White Paper Published

Following the discussions at Chequers, the Government has published their Brexit White Paper, which details their approach to Brexit. It includes number of areas relevant to Heritage interests: The White Paper propose ‘Cooperative Accords’ in 5 areas, which would provide for strategic approaches to continued cooperation between the UK and the EU, including ‘Culture and…