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Message to our friends, colleagues and supporters

We are thinking of you all as the COVID-19 situation develops on a daily basis

INTO is a family of National Trusts

Families share values and look after each other; everyone matters – small and large – and our job is to help them all to do their very best work

Growing global capacity for conservation

By providing access to a worldwide network of expertise, we seek to grow the capacity of existing trusts and help establish new ones in countries where they don’t currently exist

A voice for heritage

Bringing together over 80 like-minded organisations around the world, INTO acts as a global voice for issues of common concern


We are delighted to be a part of this ambitious Interreg Europe project dedicated to castles, manors and estates

INTO Conference

The National Trusts of the world gather every two years and our next conference will be INTO Antwerp 2021 (20-23 April)

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2019 Conference was in Bermuda

The 18th International Conference of National Trusts was hosted by the National Trust of Bermuda.

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INTO Programmes and Campaigns

INTO serves as an indispensable resource among National Trust and like-minded organisations, bringing people together to share information, best practices and inspiration. We offer an invaluable bank of knowledge and experience to strengthen existing National Trusts and similar bodies towards the achievement of their objectives, and to empower communities seeking to develop new Trust-like organisations.

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News from our Member Trusts

The INTO membership includes established organisations which have been practising heritage conservation for many years as well as new and developing Trusts. No one has all the answers and there is as much for the mature bodies to learn as the fledgling ones. Here a National Trust apprentice joiner from the UK shares experience on an INTO Working Holiday in Tongli, China.

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Our Amicus Programme

The INTO Amicus Programme brings together a very special group of individuals who care deeply about the important international work that INTO performs. Amicus members contribute financially in support of INTO and share in being a direct part of this special group.

We are INTO

Our Latest Posts

  • Essential work in heritage across t...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    Last Saturday I tuned into an excellent virtual symposium hosted by the Wilton House Museum.  Entitled ‘House Museums: Essential Work’, it recalled our Board discussions last month.   When we talked about how to make our […]

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  • Six things we learned from our R...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    We were delighted to co-host a two-part programme looking at the Asian heritage sector’s response to Covid-19 last week. Working with the Indonesian Heritage Trust and the V&A, we brought together diverse voices to discuss […]

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  • Incubator programme launches #Growi...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    This week, we launched our INTO Incubator!  Originally planned for March 2020, we postponed first to September and then took the programme online.
    So, on Monday we welcomed delegates from all over the world into our […]

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  • Sharing histories of slavery and co...

    Today, the National Trust (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) has published a report exploring connections between historic places, colonialism and slavery.  The research was commissioned last September as part of a broader commitment to represent, share and interpret these links at […]

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  • Innocastle Newsletter (September 20...

      Here is the latest news from our Innocastle project, including mention of the National Trust’s work to digitise its collection which was identified by the project partners as a ‘good practice’ and included on the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform. Continue Reading →
  • Secretariat News (May – Augus...

    If this post mis-displays, please download a pdf here.
    Latest news from the INTO Secretariat
    Batik face masks, funded through our special C-19 TAP-INTO grant round, were delivered by BPPI to colleagues working on conservation projects in Indonesia
    I’m writing this report for […]

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  • Weekly update, 5 August 2020...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    Impact of COVID-19 on heritage sites of the world’s National Trusts
    Thanks to all of you who have contributed to our survey of the impact of COVID-19.  The pandemic is straining the financial and programmatic sustainability […]

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  • Impact of COVID-19 on heritage site...

    by David J. Brown, Principal at Bearden Brown LLC
    Monuments in nature are not always what they seem. Antonio Gaudi, working in Barcelona in the early twentieth century, took huge inspiration from the natural environment.  Moreover, his organic architectural style is […]

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  • Learn and share (Weekly update, 17 ...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    This week, we held our quarterly teleconference of the INTO Board of Trustees.  We begin our meetings with a round-up of what’s been going on at everyone’s organisations.   We call this our ‘Learn and share’ […]

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The overarching mission of INTO is to promote the conservation and enhancement of the cultural and natural heritage of all nations for the benefit of the people of the world

INTO is an international network of National Trusts and similar non-governmental organisations, globally diverse but united in a shared commitment to work through cooperation, coordination and comradeship. INTO works to develop and promote best conservation practices, increase the capacity of individual organisations, establish Trusts where they do not presently exist, and advocate in the interests of heritage conservation.

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