Heritage Digital Experts – Share Your Success Story

Key to the success of Heritage Digital are its Heritage Experts. We are looking for volunteers in the heritage sector to help support its delivery with stories of digital success and comment on the programme through feedback and blogs. We would love to hear from anyone with experience, interesting case studies, or expert knowledge in…

Heritage Digital – Free Digital Skills Training for the Sector Launches

The Heritage Alliance is delighted to launch the National Lottery Heritage Funded Heritage Digital project alongside skills specialists Media Trust, Charity Digital​ and Naomi Korn Associates. Until the end of July 2021, free digital skills training will be available as part of this partnership project, based around the themes of digital communications, digital marketing strategy, digital rights and digital technology.…

COVID-19 Update and Support

The current coronavirus outbreak is understandably causing concern amongst our membership and the sector more widely. We are doing everything we can to advocate on behalf of the sector at this challenging time, including through regular meetings and communications with DCMS. We continue to update our members through regular emails with guidance and support. We…

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…

October Heritage Chat – Engaging 16-24 year olds with Heritage

This month’s chat will take place on Thursday 17th October, 13:00-14:00. Both the 2017/18 and 2018/19 DCMS ‘Taking Part’ Surveys revealed that the 16-24 age group visited heritage sites less frequently than other age groups between 25 and 74. The Heritage 2020 Public Engagement working group is currently exploring why this age group is under-represented in terms…

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…