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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

  • COVID-19 Update (Weekly bulletin, 3...

    Latest news from the INTO Secretariat
    With thanks to the Bermuda National Trust for the photo of their Waterville HQ
    I’ve just come off a teleconference with our Board of Trustees. And they wanted me to pass on their support to you […]

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  • INTO Africa Conference Report...

    INTO Africa completes a successful first meeting
    Nairobi, Kenya
    29 February – 1 March 2020
    Adapted from a report by John de Koninck, INTO Africa Chair
    INTO members and potential future members from across Africa attended a four day programme in Nairobi this February, […]

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  • Webinar life (Weekly blog, 29 March...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    We’ve all been doing lots of webinars recently.  (See last week’s blog!)  And on Monday we held our first INTO member webinar on responses to the coronavirus.  It was really good to share stories and […]

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  • Stronger together (Weekly blog, 22 ...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    Week of change
    My goodness, what a week.  Last Friday, Alex and I decided to postpone the Incubator.   We did this with a heavy heart, but it was the only thing to do.   We couldn’t risk […]

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  • COVID-19: A message to all our INTO...

    We are thinking of you all as the COVID-19 situation develops on a daily basis.   Like every other organisation, our primary concern is that members of the international National Trust family stay safe.
    The virus seems to strike at the very […]

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  • Ethiopia on my mind (Weekly blog, 1...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    Ethiopia has been on my mind for a few months now.  You know when you don’t hear anything about something for ages.  And then suddenly it seems to be all you hear about!  In the […]

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  • Reciprocal Visiting (Weekly blog, 8...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    What is Reciprocal Visiting?
    Reciprocal visiting is where National Trusts and similar heritage organisations welcome the members of other societies to their sites and properties on the same basis as their own members.
    Some INTO members already […]

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  • Heritage Day ‘Spring 2020R...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    On 26 February I joined members of THA (The Heritage Alliance) at their postponed Heritage Day.   It was wonderful to be able to support the attendance of Tara-Jane Sutcliffe.  Tara is Director of the Saint […]

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  • Culture in Crisis (Weekly blog, 23 ...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    Culture in Crisis
    This week Alex and I attended ‘Culture in Crisis: Building Futures: Preserving Heritage Through Community Engagement’ at the V&A.
    The V&A’s Culture in Crisis programme is dedicated to protecting the world’s cultural heritage and […]

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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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