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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

Innocastle

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

  • 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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  • Sustainable Tourism Project Update ...

    Heritage tourism is an important cultural and economic activity for virtually all INTO member organisations.  Visitors provide an opportunity for education around the cultural values of the sites.  As well as an important source of employment in the communities where […]

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  • Weekly update, 10 July 2020...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    Reciprocal Visiting
    INTO members participating in our new Reciprocal Visiting Programme are invited to join a discussion on 14 July at 12 noon UK time (11am GMT). We will review next steps and participating organisations will […]

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  • Weekly update (3 July 2020)...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    This is a short update as Alex has just put together our usual monthly newsletter, which I hope you all receive.  (If not, do sign up for these on our homepage!)
    I also hope you got […]

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  • Weekly update, 26 June 2020...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    We’re beginning to process the receipts for our special TAP-INTO grants this week.  Laptops, zoom accounts, cameras, face masks, information films, Perspex screens – not particularly exciting, but all vital to our members’ recovery from […]

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  • Weekly update, 19 June 2020...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General

    I’ve had some really nice feedback from members about these updates so I’m going to keep sharing them for the moment.  A bit less on the reopening front today so I’m including that in the […]

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  • Weekly Update, 12 June 2020...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    In an effort to keep these updates concise, I am linking again to our round-up of reopening stories on the INTO website.
    Out and about
    So, it’s Friday again and I hope this work week has gone […]

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  • Support for INTO members (Weekly up...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    It’s Friday again!  And we’ve had another good week at the INTO home offices.  I’ve particularly enjoyed reading the responses from our Covid-19 TAP-INTO grant recipients.  We were delighted to be able to make awards […]

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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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