Heritage Debate 2019: Reaching For Net Zero?

This year’s Heritage Debate will be centred around the challenge: “Reaching for Net Zero?”. It will focus on the relationship between heritage and the environment and how we can respond to the existing climate change threats. Participants will hopefully leave with a sense of the challenges the sector faces and the motivation to think more creatively about these…

Book Your Place at Heritage Day 2019

Booking will soon be open for the biggest event in the heritage calendar – The Heritage Alliance’s annual Heritage Day on 27th November. Heritage Day 2019 will be held at the incredible Tower of London. Join our Chairman Peter Ainsworth, the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism Helen Whately, Sir Tim Laurence, Chairman of English Heritage, Duncan Wilson,…

Heritage Alliance Members Discussed the future Environment Bill with DEFRA

Members of the Heritage Alliance’s Rural Heritage Advocacy Group (RHAG), alongside members of DCMS, met with DEFRA to discuss concerns about the exclusion of heritage from the remit of the draft Environment Bill, as outlined in our paper Delivering the 25-Year Environment Plan for the historic and natural environments: The Environment Bill. Following RHAG’s continuous efforts…

Giving To Heritage

Giving to Heritage was The Heritage Alliance’s exciting training programme for fundraisers in the heritage sector, which ended in 2017, but its legacy led to many successful heritage projects and initiatives (see the full report on Giving to Heritage programme here). Working in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising, the programme represented a major step change in…

Inspiring Creativity: Heritage and The Creative Industries Report – spotlight on Embedding innovation: the R&D Studio at Historic Royal Palaces

The Heritage Alliance has recently launched our new and exciting report Inspiring Creativity: Heritage and The Creative Industries, written by Hannah Shimko. This important report showcases successful collaborations between heritage sites and organisations within the creative industries, sharing best practice and recommendations for both sectors to build better partnerships into the future. It also sets out…

THA – British Council Travel Grant Scheme: Travel Reports

The 2018-19 Heritage Alliance and British Council Travel Grant Scheme enabled recipients to undertake an international visit to meet with colleagues and share skills, expertise and experience. The scheme also supported UK heritage organisations who are starting to develop mutually beneficial international projects and partnerships. Here is the story of one of the recipients. Hannah McLean is…

DCMS Announces Launch of £250m Cultural Investment Fund

A new £250 million Culture Investment Fund (CIF) will be introduced to “drive local growth, support young people, and reinforce culture’s role at the heart of communities.”, as announced by DCMS during the weekend. This new fund will benefit the culture and creative sectors, including providing extra investment in innovative cultural projects, libraries, museums and creative…

Queen’s Speech

The State Opening of Parliament has taken place today (14 October 2019), with the Queen’s Speech outlining the government’s priorities on a variety of subjects. The main points of significance for the heritage sector are: There will be seven pieces of Brexit-related legislation, including measures to establish new regulatory frameworks for fishing, farming, trade and financial services, and…