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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

  • Creating an online curiosity cabine...

    Close up view of the dresser in the Kitchen in the basement at Uppark, West Sussex. Containing blue and white china, copper moulds and saucepans.
    Digitisation of cultural heritage can be a crucial tool in today’s efforts towards the conservation, study […]

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  • A Natural Health Service: Social pr...

    Visitors exploring the garden at Cotehele, Cornwall.
    Social prescribing enables doctors to refer people to the National Trust for involvement in activities that support their health and well-being.
    Collaboration with the Lottery was one of the specific practices identified by the Innocastle […]

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  • Collaboration with the National Lot...

    Visitors exploring the medieval ruins at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire
    Lotteries are among the most important patrons of the arts in Europe. The UK National Lottery Heritage Fund aims to ‘Inspire, Lead and Resource’ the sector.
    Collaboration […]

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  • Communicating through Covid-19 (Upd...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    We’re all learning how important communicating is at the moment.  Which is probably not the best way to start a blog, as I may have just massively raised expectations!  But here is some news from […]

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  • Getting ready to reopen (Weekly blo...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    As INTO members prepare to reopen their sites, our Secretary-General, Catherine Leonard, reflects on the past week:
    “Today is a public holiday here in the UK.  We moved our usual Spring Bank Holiday (first Monday of […]

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  • Learn and Share (Weekly blog, 1 May...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    This week, we held our quarterly teleconference of the INTO Board of Trustees.  We begin every call with a round-up of what’s been going on at everyone’s organisations.    Since our last formal Board meeting, […]

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  • Secretariat News (February – ...

    Latest news from the INTO Secretariat
    It’s only just over a month ago that the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a pandemic.  And since then the world has changed completely.  For many, this has been a terrible and painful time and […]

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  • Virtual Visits: Ideas from the INTO...

    See the world’s sites from your sofa with these 14 virtual visits, selected from amongst the responses to World Heritage Day. We asked and you responded, sharing drone-shot footage, online tours and virtual walk-throughs that together show how heritage trusts […]

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  • Re-engaging Historic Sites (Covid-1...

    Gelderland Trust’s Biljoen Castle before restoration
    Latest news from the INTO Secretariat
    This week, I’m sharing details of our discussion yesterday about re-engaging historic sites.   Our task force brought together fourteen representatives of INTO member organisations to pool their experiences.  A number […]

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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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