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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

Innocastle

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

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 from 26-31 March.

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2019 Conference will be in Bermuda

The 18th International Conference of National Trusts will be 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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Our Latest Posts

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    Restoring Budos Castle in Historic ...

    Dates: 02/07/2019-13/07/2019 & 17/07/2019-28/07/2019&01 /08/2019-12/08/2019
    The working holiday: Budos Castle, situated in Aquitaine in South West France, was built in the early fourteenth century and was severely damaged in the French Revolution more than four centuries later. Nowadays it holds ‘Historic […]

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    Learn Stone-Masonry in a Historic F...

    Dates: 01/07/2019-13/07/2019 & 15/07/2019-27/07/2019 &05/08/2019-17/08/2019 &19/08/2019-30/08/2019
    The working holiday (18-30 year olds): At 1500 metres high in a grand mountain setting, Fort Victor-Emmanuel is one of five impressive Esseillon Forts.  This massive nineteenth-century fortress in Savoie is restored year after year […]

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  • Arches: We dream our dreams of home...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General

    Underneath the Arches … we dream our dreams of home*
    This week, I met the Arches team in London.  A joint project of the Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund, Arches is an open source […]

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  • Bermuda Triangles, Squares and all ...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    Bermuda conference
    Bermuda is THE focus for the INTO Secretariat and Board this month. Reaching out to participants and cross-checking all delegate information, finalising workshop sessions, writing speeches … it’s all systems go!
    It was certainly back […]

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  • Princess Dana to speak at ICNT...

    Princess Dana Firas is to join the stellar line-up of speakers at next month’s ICNT in Bermuda. President of the Petra National Trust, Jordan’s oldest national non-governmental organisation in the field of heritage protection and preservation, she has been working […]

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  • Membership on our minds (Weekly blo...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    Talking about membership
    Membership has been at the front of my mind this week.   Firstly, I spent the morning at the National Trust (London and the South East) Regional Membership Conference on Tuesday.  Emily and I […]

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  • Online Learning: Ensuring Perpetui...

    Date & Time: March 13, 2019 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MT)
    NOTE: In much of the world easements are known as Covenants.  They are essentially the same thing.
    Full Description: Monitoring is a critical […]

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  • Eurostar-dom (Weekly blog, 10 Febru...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    Eurostar – direct connection to Europe
    I’d forgotten how much I love the Eurostar. When I first started working for the National Trust I travelled to Brussels quite regularly.  I was part of a team that […]

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  • National Lottery Heritage Fund Laun...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    Wicked Wednesday
    Some days surprise you.  The morning did not start well.   Getting everyone ready and work/school had complications of its own because of the snow last night.  Indeed, I ummed and ahed briefly about going […]

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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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