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INTO members

Our members are generally non-governmental organisations that have as a principal purpose the conservation, enhancement, or promotion of cultural or natural heritage

Global heritage issues

INTO seeks to build awareness of heritage issues across the world including emergency response to the Indonesian earthquakes

Connecting people

INTO is a union of conservation bodies that share much more than just a name and here volunteers are working with the National Trust of Fiji

Inspiring next generations

INTO member organisations work with young people to build awareness of heritage issues, like this An Taisce Green School group in Ireland

2017 INTO Conference

The National Trusts of the world gather every two years to exchange information and discuss important issues. In 2017 the 17th ICNT will be held in Bali Indonesia. Registration for this event is now open.

Capacity building

Our Central European Project brought together practitioners from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia with partners in the UK to explore new strategies for heritage

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2017 Conference will be in Bali

The International Conference of National Trust #17 OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE, THE KEY TO ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: The ICNT 2017 will take place in Bali, an island in Indonesia with particularly strong cultural roots.. Religious rules and rituals are embedded in family life, social interactions of all types, arts, occupations, and practical skills. Its rich tradition is also expressed in the integration of culture and the environment.

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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

  • Best view of the Mary Rose in 471 y...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, INTO Secretary-General
    The children broke up from school this week which happily coincided with the reopening of the Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth home of Henry VIII’s warship which sank in 1545.
    After over 400 years under water, […]

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  • Summer holiday countdown (Weekly bl...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard (Secretary-General)
    Engaging young people with the work of National Trusts around the world
    In our house, it’s nearly time to sing the ubiquitous end of term song “one more day to go, one more day of sorrow … […]

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  • Message from Oliver Maurice –...

    I will be attending COP 22 in Marrakech from 7 – 18 November on behalf of the INTO membership and hope that one or two members will join me. I am currently in discussion with Andrew Potts, CEO of US […]

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  • INTO Hosts it’s Second Global...

    Everyone is invited to our second ‘Town Hall’ meeting. An opportunity to share updates, to compare projects, to renew conversations. The Second Global Check-In will be held on August 2nd starting at 1:00 PM GMT. Everyone is welcome, but you […]

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  • Celebrating 50 years of REMPART wor...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General

    I first came across REMPART at the Oslo Conference for Voluntary Organisations in the Field of Cultural Heritage in September 2000.   Sabine Guilbert, who was International Relations Manager at the time, presented an organisation which […]

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  • Making peace with nature (Weekly bl...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    This week, I have been focussing on our forthcoming Executive Committee/Board teleconference.  We have some interesting papers to discuss including one on the outcomes of the recent INTO Membership Survey.
    INTO team at Anglesey Abbey, 2015 […]

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  • Past Forward – Houston “...

    Registration Now Live
    Register today for the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places–PastForward, Nov. 15-18 in Houston, Texas!
    Think Big!
    Join us in Houston for:

    Education–More than 40 unique sessions focusing on people, places, and livability. Access […]

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  • A REMPART project is…...

     
    Rempart project at Château de Termes © Wikimedia
    INTO Members, Association Rempart, celebrate their 50th anniversary on 11 July.
    To mark this event, their General Assembly adopted the following text (translated from the original French) which we hope you will find inspiring:
    A […]

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  • Checking out the opposition (Weekly...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    I am behind again this week and writing my blog on a Tuesday instead of a Sunday, but I’m sure you’ll forgive me as I’ve had other things on my mind … As a European […]

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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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