Calling for Feedback: Heritage 2020’s DIU Report

Heritage 2020’s Discovery, Understanding and Identification working group recently published a scoping study on collaborative working between heritage organisations and higher education institutions. The findings were discussed in July’s Heritage Chat on Twitter, where participants provided feedback and shared their experiences of university collaboration in relation to the historic environment. Participants were asked how they think collaboration…

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Call for evidence – Carbon Offsetting in Transport

The Department for Transport has published a call for evidence on Carbon Offsetting in Transport. While the focus of the call is ticketed transport – ie., buses, coaches, trains, planes and ships – they are also interested in schemes for private vehicles. The three main issues being examined are: If sufficient information is being provided on…

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DCMS Launches Inquiry into the Future of the National Lottery

On 19 July it was announced that the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) would be launching an inquiry into whether changes are needed in the operation of the National Lottery as the process begins to award a new licence from 2023. The current operator, Camelot, has run the National Lottery since its…

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Consultation on Changing Places

The Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government has launched a consultation on mandating provision of Changing Places Toilets in specific, large public buildings undergoing construction or substantial building work. There are currently 1,300 of these facilities across the UK, up from 140 in 2007. They meet the needs of those with severe disabilities and enable them…

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Supporting Leadership – Call for participants

Participants are currently being sought to take part in an online survey for Supporting Leadership, a new research and knowledge exchange project, led by staff at Oxford University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums, aiming at gathering information about the role of executive and administrative assistants in the cultural sector. Executive assistants play a key role in…

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European Heritage Awards 2020 – Call for Entries

Europa Nostra is now calling for entries for the European Heritage Awards 2020. Up to 30 remarkable heritage achievements from all over Europe will be awarded. Of those, 4 laureates will receive a Grand Prix and €10,000 each; one will be granted the Public Choice Award, chosen through an online poll conducted by Europa Nostra, the leading…

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Old Royal Naval College – Consultation Survey

The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich recently completed its £8.5 million Painted Hall conservation project, which has now formed a template for the site’s future ambitions. Their vision is to build an excellent cultural destination, whist also safeguarding the site’s future. New strategic plans set out this vision in detail, in line with the Royal Naval…

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Valuing Landscapes in the Lakes

Natural England is supporting a Cumbria University student’s MSc research project in the Lake District National Park, which is looking a people’s perceptions of and preferences for changes in landscape character and landscape features that are of cultural value. The research is also using Participatory GIS (developed by NE) as part of its methodology to…

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7 Most Endangered Programme: Call for Nominations

The 7 Most Endangered programme identifies threatened monuments and sites in Europe and mobilises public and private partners – on a local, national and European level – to find a viable future for those sites. Europa Nostra runs this programme in partnership with the European Investment Bank Institute and with the support of the Creative…

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National Data Strategy open call for evidence

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) leads across government on data-related policy issues, both within Government and the wider economy. Through this call for evidence DCMS are aiming to consult on the parameters and objectives of the strategy and gather evidence that will underpin a draft strategy. The call for evidence is…

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