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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

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. Conference will be held Wednesday March 27, 2019 through Saturday March 30th 2019. Plan to arrive on March 26th and depart on March 31st. Registration for this event will open in the Spring of 2018.

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2019 Conference will be in Bermuda

The International Conference of National Trusts #18 The ICNT 2019 will take place in Bermuda, 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

  • Secretariat Report (April – June ...

    Latest news from the INTO Secretariat
    This quarter the Secretariat continued to make progress on our Family, Growth, Voice and Strength strategies (described in more detail below).
    In addition we have put a lot of energy into the forthcoming Trustees meeting, the […]

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  • Wetland worries in Zimbabwe (Weekly...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    This week has in many ways been more of the same as last week… one thing that particularly stood out however was an enquiry we had about an endangered wetland in Zimbabwe.
    Save Monavale wetland!
    A group […]

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  • Tuesday 19 June 2018: “To be ...

    We are delighted to share details of the Czech National Trust’s annual London event:
    When:   19th June 2018 at 6.30pm
    Where:  St John’s Notting Hill, London W11 2NN
    Event:    Historic UNESCO town of Telc – an exhibition and debate “To be […]

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  • Conservation conversations (Weekly ...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    Every now and then it feels worth doing an ‘update’ blog. Just to give an impression of the variety of activity at the INTO Secretariat.
    Conservation conversation
    So this week began with an early meeting with Ben […]

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  • Project Reporting (Weekly blog, 3 J...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    Our latest project report for Encourage African Youth To Embrace Their Heritage was due this week.  As it was half-term and I had a few days off, I thought I’d include the report in this blog-spot.
    The […]

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  • Magical meetings (Weekly blog, 27 M...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    I’m sure that many of us feel we have too many meetings. Or perhaps too many disappointing meetings? It’s rare to find someone who thinks they need more meetings. However, strangely I sometimes find myself […]

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  • Unity in diversity (Weekly blog, 20...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    Diversity was centre stage yesterday at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.   It was a brilliant, multicultural, multiracial, multinational occasion.  (I hope you spotted the role of the National Trust’s Cliveden House. More […]

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  • Beauty is but a lease from nature (...

    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General
    Reclaiming beauty
    In my latest coaching session we reviewed values and went on to talk about strengths.  We also considered emotional intelligence ahead of a 360⁰ questionnaire. If you read my earlier blog on values, you’ll […]

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  • Amazing Amicus member receives NT L...


    Trevor Johnson has been contributing to his community all his life. Over 15 years ago, Trevor decided to volunteer with the National Trust in the Shropshire Hills. Trevor joined the volunteer team at the Carding Mill Valley […]

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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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