All-Party Parliamentary Group on Industrial Heritage

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An open session of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Industrial Heritage, chaired by Nicholas Thomas-Symonds MP, opened on 11th July at the V&A. It was attended by many stakeholders from across the public and private sectors, and saw plenary sessions featuring Ros Kerslake (CEO of the National Lottery Heritage Fund [Affiliate Members]), Norman Redhead from ALGAO Alliance Member], and Henry Cleary, a member of our Board of Trustees.

Topics covered included how to engage the public with Britain’s industrial heritage, the role of public-private investment in the restoration and reuse of industrial heritage sites, and how to save industrial heritage at risk.

Several key themes emerged from the day:

  • Industrial Heritage is not the sole responsibility of the heritage sector, or of central Government.
  • Econominc and environmental sustainability is key to the future of industrial heritage.
  • Proactivity, positivity, and people move projects along.
  • Phased, long-term planning is often necessary to ensure the future of industrial sites.

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