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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

The more people that share the values of heritage – of identity, memory, diversity, humanity – the more chance there is that protecting our heritage will become integral to our global society’s future

A voice for heritage

Our members have urged INTO to speak out more loudly and more often on behalf of the National Trust movement

Trust Kids!

Welcome to the Trust Kids! challenge - 25 things to do to explore, celebrate, preserve and share your cultural heritage

2019 INTO Conference in Bermuda

The National Trusts of the world gather every two years to exchange information and discuss important issues. In 2019 the 18th ICNT will be held in Bermuda. Conference will be held Wednesday March 27, 2019 through Saturday March 30th 2019. Plan to arrive on March 26th and depart on March 31st. Registration for this event will open in the Spring of 2018.

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2019 Conference will be in Bermuda

The International Conference of National Trusts #18 The ICNT 2019 will take place in Bermuda, hosted by the National Trust of Bermuda. Conference begins March 27, 2019 and runs through Saturday March 30th 2019. Plan to arrive on March 26th and leave on March 31st. Details of this exciting conference will be posted very soon. Material from the exciting 2017 conference will be posted in the Archives section of the INTO conference website.

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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.

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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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