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  • A journey through time – campaigning to preserve Kampala’s historical buildings and sites Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, has a relatively short but rich history. This town of approximately 3 million is the product of the ancient Buganda Kingdom as well as of 80 years of British colonialism. In the rush to “modernise”, the city’s built heritage is under immense threat. Currently, there is little appreciation of the ...
  • A National Heritage Organisation for Kosovo The Development of a National Heritage Organisation for Kosovo, by Rachel Nordstrom (Supported by the Foundation, cultural Heritage without Borders) draws on examples from across the INTO network (UK, Italy, USA, Uganda). This report evolved from a series of recommendations made for Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB) regarding the future development and strategic planning for their ...
  • A Teacher’s Guide to Marine Environmental Education in Saint Lucia This Guide to Marine Environmental Education, edited by Bishnu Tulsie, Director of the Saint Lucia National Trust, is aimed at providing some direction to teachers in communicating the importance of marine resources management in the classroom. The Guide is designed to offer flexibility in lesson planning, and highlights a number of resources available to enhance ...
  • Adapting a changing coastline Adapting a changing coastline From the Introduction to: Final Shifting Shores – adapting to change report by Phil Dyke, April 2014 Almost a decade ago the National Trust investigated how our coastline was likely to change over the next 100 years. Out of this research came the seminal Shifting Shores report (2005), which held one clear message ...
  • Advice on dealing with the effects of flood water Many National Trust properties have been affected by the recent flooding.  This Safety Note has been compiled to provide advice to staff at properties. There are four elements:  Preparation for flooding; During a flood; Following a flood; and Further Guidance. Advice on dealing with the effects of flood water Case Study: Flooding at Sizergh
  • An introduction to archaeology in Bermuda Learning with the Bermuda National Trust AXIS Education Programme – A teacher resource guide to archeaology in Bermuda. An introduction to archaeology in Bermuda The Bermuda National Trust’s teacher resources focus on nature reserves and historic homes owned and maintained by the Trust, offering comprehensive resources and creative learning experiences for visitors, teachers and students. We provide ...
  • Analysis of the law relating to public benefit The legal status of a heritage trust is dependent on the relevant national legal framework. It may be an ‘enabling’ legal environment or in some cases, one in which gaining legal status is difficult. For Commonwealth countries, the Charity Commission or its equivalent is an important source of guidance. Analysis of the law relating to public ...
  • Arrangements for Handling Heritage Applications In the UK, under the Arrangements for Handling Heritage Applications – notification to Historic England and National Amenity Societies and the Secretary of State (England) Direction 2015, local planning authorities are obliged to consult specified amenity societies on all applications involving the partial or total demolition of a listed building.
  • Assessment criteria to assist in the identification of Historic Heritage The following best practice criteria are promoted by Heritage New Zealand for use by local authorities and communities to encourage a systematic and transparent approach to identification and assessment of historic heritage. Assessment criteria to assist in the identification of Historic Heritage
  • Australian Heritage Strategy Development Part 2 of this report, published by the Australian Council of National Trusts, investigates innovative means and practices by which organisations can source and provide further funding assistance for heritage in Australia. Australian Heritage Strategy Development (2012)
  • Busy doing well Whether you love to buzz or dread the stress, every National Trust place will have its own pattern of busy periods. This guide compiles learning from around the Trust (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) to help us take these peaks in our stride. 1 – Understand the problem What gets in the way of a great visitor experience ...
  • Changing for our Future (National Trust of South Australia Strategic Directions, 2012-2015) Since 1955, the National Trust of South Australia (NTSA) has worked actively, as a not for profit organisation, to conserve and protect the heritage of South Australia for future generations. But, it has now reached a critical point in its history. Put simply, it does not have sufficient income to carry out its activities. This ...
  • Clan Leaders at Work This publication by the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda showcases democracy and good governance from a cultural perspective in practice. Clan Leaders at Work (2013)
  • Climate Change Action Plan 2013–2017 The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) adopted its revised Environmental Policy summary in 2011. To meet these Policy commitments, they have developed a Climate Change Action Plan which sets out how they will mitigate climate change impact within the organisation and across their directly operated premises for 2013-17. Climate Change Action Plan 2013–2017
  • Comparative costs of historic building refurbishment projects There is a strong, pervasive and long standing belief in Barbados that repairing and restoring old buildings is much more costly than building a new. This article by Henry S. Fraser (Senator and Professor Emeritus, UWI, and Chairman, Sentinel Committee, Barbados National Trust) is therefore reviewing some six important historic buildings recently restored. Data made ...
  • Conservation for Access Redux: Narrative, Visitor Flow and Conservation How can ever-increasing numbers of visitors enjoy their experience of a historic house and understand its significance, without compromising the physical survival of its interiors? The National Trust for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, a UK conservation charity, is fostering the collaboration of conservators with gardens advisers, learning and interpretation consultants, and property staff. They ...
  • Controlling Disaster: Earthquake-Hazard Reduction for Historic Buildings This booklet, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, helps you to understand the threat, assess the risks and then develope a plan of action. Controlling Disaster: Earthquake-Hazard Reduction for Historic Buildings  
  • Creating a Fundraising Plan This booklet, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, looks at developing the comprehensive fundraising plan, which is a long-view plan that tries to clarify how the organisation can raise more stable, sustainable, flexible and useful money which best suits the requirments. With careful planning, it can not only bring in more money, but will ...
  • Culture in Governance The aim of this Cross Cultural Foundation of Uganda report is to suggest a response to the question: can cultural values, traditional governance systems and their current practices help us find a way forward in dealing with the contemporary governance challenges we face as a nation? Culture in Governance (2010)
  • Czech National Trust An interesting case study from the Czech National Trust about their pilot project. INTO has substantially helped the Czech National Trust in the initial phase of its existence through personal support of its leading representatives – Oliver Maurice has spoken at the very first presentation of the newly established trust in the Czech Republic, Catherine Leonard and ...
  • Delving into British-Galician connections In 2013, INTO and Tesouros de Galicia collaborated on a programme of site visits and discussions about the history of thermal spas in Galicia.  The characteristics of the group were taken into account to plan an itinerary which included elements relating to the historic relationship between the British Isles and Galicia. For example, visits to ...
  • El Camino Inglés (English Way) Tesouros de Galicia intended to promote the renewal of the English Way hand in hand with the International National Trusts Organisation and the Provincial Council of  A Coruña. To achieve this aim different Spanish and British groups got involved in order to spread the contents and values of the Way. During four months, a team formed ...
  • Embracing Continuity and Change A Presentation for the Longwood Fellows’ Symposium, To Preserve or Change: Redefining Heritage to Guide the Future By David J. Brown Executive Vice President and Chief Preservation Officer National Trust for Historic Preservation March 6, 2015 It is an honor to be with you today as we consider the theme of Preservation or Change: Redefining Heritage to Guide the Future. In ...
  • Emergency Planning This guidance is designed to help you with the details for your initial emergency preparations. There are examples given to help you, but you can also use different templates or forms if you wish. Emergency Salvage Plan Template Emergency planning guidance A risk assessment is simply a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people, ...
  • Establishing an Easement Program to Protect Historic, Scenic, and Natural Resources An easement is a legal agreement between a property owner and the holder of the easement, which governs the current and future owners’ treatment of the property. Easement has been used to protect historic and cultural resources.  This book, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, not only includes information on the charitable giving rules ...
  • Everything speaks: Seven working principles of interpretation The focus of this guide, published by the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is on how we can challenge ourselves to raise our standards of interpretation. Colour schemes, smells, what’s on the menu, ths style of signage, leaflets, activities, passing conversations, the position of things, parkings, paths, benches, even bins. Every detail adds up to ...
  • Farnsworth House, National Trust for Historic Preservation A case study from the National Trust for Historic Preservation: The Farnsworth House Conceived by internationally renowned architect Mies van der Rohe as a country retreat for Dr. Edith Farnsworth, the house – one of only three residences he designed in the U.S. – was built in 1951 and is significant for the single, geometric form ...
  • Field Guide to Local Preservationists – Learn who they are, what they do, and how to win their support The National Trust for Historic Preservation has conducted extensive research into who else out there is passionate about preservation, this is a guide for you to understand more about these people. Field Guide to Local Preservationists – Learn who they are, what they do, and how to win their support For my entire adult life, I was ...
  • Financial Measures to Encourage Heritage Development This report, published by the National Trust for Canada, is to assist the development community in considering and assessing measures to encourage the rehabilitation of heritage properties in Canada. Financial Measures to Encourage Heritage Development ((2014)
  • Fire Safety and Heritage Places Damage cause by fire is the greatest worldwide threat to heritage places. This guide, published by Heritage New Zealand, outlines objectives and policies for fire safety and heritage places in relation to: 1. Planning for fire safety. 2. Achieving fire safety. 3. Protection from wildfire. 4. Conservation of heritage places. Fire Safety and Heritage Places
  • Fire Safety in Historic Buildings This booklet, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is intended as the first step in helping property owners protect older and historic buildings. Fire Safety in Historic Buildings
  • Fit for the Future, A Network for Environmental Practitioners Fit for the Future has just launched its 2015 Progress Report.   An interesting and impressive read. The Fit for the Future Network’s mission is to ensure all organisations become more sustainable by sharing best practice and collaborating.  This year they have worked with: 988 environmental practitioners, 106 organisations; collectively saving 14,657 tonnes of CO2 in 2015! You can ...
  • Forecast? – Changeable Here are some examples of climate change impacts around the National Trust. This report shares some experiences so far across the Trust and outlines a suggested approach for the future. Forecast? – Changeable?
  • Fundraising Basics for Preservation Organizations The aim of this book, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is to help ordinary people – board members, volunteers, and staff – explore essential fundraising principles and practices. Fundraising Basics for Preservation Organizations (2009)
  • Fundraising Strategy A summary of the National Trust 3 year (2014~2017) fundraising plan. National Trust Fundraising Strategy (one page summary)
  • Future Directions for the NT Movement in Australia This paper outlines the issues facing the National Trust in Australia and discusses future directions for the Trust and outlines the inherent strengths of the Trust. Under the terms of the National Trust Partnership Program (NTPP) with the Commonwealth Government the ACNT is to coordinate the States and Territory Trusts in promoting public awareness, understanding and ...
  • Giving to Heritage: Fundraising workshops Giving to Heritage is a joint project between the UK’s Heritage Alliance and Institute of Fundraising to bring really high quality fundraising training to small and medium size heritage organisations.  Below are links to the handouts from three workshops on Developing a Heritage Fundraising Plan, Events Fundraising and securing support from Trusts and Foundations: Securing support for ...
  • Governance Handbook This handbook, published by the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, describes the principles of the Trust’s governance together with the supporting policies and processes, it identifies the main Trust bodies which constitute the governance structure, and explains how they run their affairs and how they deliver the required levels of openness, transparency ...
  • Governance policies of National Trust for Land and Culture British Columbia The National Trust for Land & Culture (BC) is a registered Canadian charity, established under the Society Act of British Columbia in 2013.   Governance policies of National Trust for Land and Culture British Columbia The vision for the National Trust for Land and Culture (B.C.) is: to be an effective and active member of a federation of ...
  • Governing regulations of the National Trust for Scotland In recent times, the National Trust for Scotland has been subject to a number of reviews of its governance and organisational structure.  The most recent and, in terms of the Bill, the most significant, is the Strategic Review of the National Trust for Scotland, which was led by The Rt Hon Sir George Reid. The Reid review ...
  • Grenada National Trust Strategic Plan 2013-2017 In June, 2011, the Grenada National Trust Executive identified that in order to proactively meet its mandate as the official custodian of Grenada’s heritage assets, a 5-year Strategic Plan with input from all stakeholders had to be adopted and implemented. The plan runs from 1st January 2013 to 31st December 2017. Grenada National Trust Strategic Plan 2013-2017
  • Heritage Provisions: Dangerous, earthquake prone, insanitary buildings and dangerous dams policies This guide, published by Heritage New Zealand, is for territorial authorities in respect to heritage provisions of policies for dangerous, earthquake-prone, and insanitary buildings. It discusses some key heritage-related principles relating to dangerous building and dam issues and explains the concept of a heritage building and heritage dam. Examples of model policies are provided for local ...
  • Historical Education Pack (St Helena National Trust) The St Helena National Trust is pleased to introduce you to a set of 16 Education Packs designed to support Teachers and Students of Middle Schools, Years 4,5 & 6, in their study of St Helenaʼs Local History. The packs are sourced from a variety of books, news articles, photographs, old prints, and other archival material. The Trust is grateful to ...
  • How can we get a new National Trust on the map? A catalyst for Cape of Good Hope Heritage Trust The South Africa’s mountainous Cape Peninsula stretches from Table Mountain to Cape Point, a distance of about 90 KM. After Cape Town and Simon’s Town, Hout Bay is the third oldest surviving settlement in the country. Located on the Atlantic seaboard, it once served as an important ...
  • Human Resource Issues in Preservation This report by the National Trust for Canada addresses a number of issues pertaining to human resources in preservation of our built heritage and conservation of historic sites. Human Resource Issues in the Preservation of Heritage Buildings (2003)
  • I Love Rock Art, Children’s Book A book full of information about African rock art for kids! I Love Rock Art, Children’s Book A long time ago, all over the world, people used to paint and carve pictures into the natural rock in the areas they lived. In Africa, the pictures mainly represented animals and people, and also designs. Very rarely the artists ...
  • Incentives for Historic Heritage Toolkit Effective incentives are essential for achieving the preservation of historic heritage for present and futuregenerations. Incentives can be regulatory or non-regulatory, and may include a wide range of policies and methods. Incentives are a key aspect of the economics of historic heritage. Donovan D. Rypkema is a leading international authority on the economics of heritage buildings. ...
  • Inclusive Organization Becoming a More Inclusive Preservation Organization Posted on: April 4th, 2014 by Tanya Bowers in the Preservation Leadership Forum, National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center leads the Paseo por el Westside tour in San Antonio, Tex. | Credit: Esperanza Peace and Justice Center Most preservation organizations have taken steps to embrace the idea ...
  • Interpretation of wartime heritage This paper aims at giving those managers and interpreters of National Trust properties a start at considering what war-time stories may be associated with the properties and a brain-storm approach on how the stores may be teased out from the lives of the people who lived or who were associated with the properties. Wartime Associated Heritage: ...
  • INTO Short Guide to Recruiting & Retaining Volunteers INTO Short Guide to Recruiting & Retaining Volunteers, by Julie Thompson, INTO Volunteer, updated June 2014 For an organisation such as INTO, volunteers are an absolutely essential resource, as with only one salaried employee, it is almost entirely reliant on them to achieve its objectives. It’s therefore important that volunteers with the appropriate skills and experience ...
  • Investing in Volunteers: A Guide to Volunteer Management To successfully establish a volunteer program, the organization must commit both financial and human resources to the program. The challenge is to create opportunities for interesting and meaningful work that furthers the goals of the organization and meets the needs of the volunteer.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation in the US published this guide ...
  • Layperson’s Guide to Preservation Law: Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resource Published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this is a survey of USA federal, state, and local laws governing historic resource protection, it explains the laws and legal principles that protect historic resources, also lists resources on preservation law and related issues designed to help you find additional information and advice. Layperson`s Guide to Preservation ...
  • Lé Viaër Marchi, The National Trust of Guernsey An interesting case study about preserving intangible heritage in Guernsey: Le Viaër Marchi LÉ VIAËR MARCHI is an annual community gathering, representing the heart of Guernsey and taking place in the heart of Guernsey at the island’s historic Saumarez Park. Over 40 years, NTG’s Viaër Marchi has become a much anticipated and hugely enjoyable event. Each ...
  • LEED v4 Takes the Stage Greenbuild 2013: LEED v4 Takes the Stage It’s not often a cause or a movement has the opportunity to magnify its reach in one fell swoop, but after attending Greenbuild 2013, the annual gathering of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in Philadelphia this past November, clearly the preservation movement and the green building industry are ...
  • Long horned Ankole cow The long horned Ankole cow (LHAC) was predicted in 2007 to be extinct in 20 years (FAO, 2007). Certainly the LHAC is waning as predicted. In Uganda, the campaign to interbreed the LHAC with the high-yielding Holstein Friesian (HF) or to harvest the LHAC outright in favor of the HF has made so much economic ...
  • Love Plémont: Save an incredible site in Jersey The Love Plémont project has resulted in the safeguarding of a 11.3 acres of coastal headland located in the north west of Jersey in the Channel Islands. The site is of considerable strategic landscape importance, archeological significance  and is adjacent to the last remaining colony of puffins on the Islands. Plémont had been blighted with the ...
  • Managing Diversity in a Global Society This course, shared by the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda, provides the student with a critical understanding of theories of diversity, tolerance and pluralism, as well as with an opportunity to examine how these can be applied in a practical context. Managing Diversity in a Global Society: University-Module Since 2009, the Pluralism Knowledge Programme has brought together Ugandan ...
  • Manual on Conservation Methodology for Historic Buildings and Structures in the Caribbean This Field Manual on Conservation Methodology for Historic Buildings and Structures(Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) by Beatriz del Cueto (National Parks Service) is the result of fifteen years of research, hands-on experimentation and actual restoration/conservation projects in the Caribbean. It aims to assist professionals in the construction field who lack formal preservation training but deal with the ...
  • Membership Development: A Guide for Nonprofit Preservation Organizations This guide for nonprofit preservation organizations about membership development, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, offers advice on memberships, the tools you can use, why people join… This guide also contains case studies. Membership Development: A Guide for Nonprofit Preservation Organizations Most preservation organizations are membership organizations that live and die with the rise and ...
  • Nature Valley 自然谷, Taiwan TEIA, the Taiwan Environmental Information Association, is currently lobbying for a Trust Act which will let conservation NGOs to easier acquire environmental charitable trust properties. We also hope that by making Nature Valley a successful case, more people will support environmental trust and hopefully there will be a second or third environmental trust site in ...
  • Nelson Island Experience: To safeguard the national heritage through protection, restoration, preservation and education Nelson Island is one of off Trinidad’s west coast in the Gulf of Paria, comprising of approximately 8 acres. Historically it was used as a landing and immigration depot, and quarantine facility for East Indian indentured immigrants during the period 1866 to 1917. The island still has one of the oldest buildings standing in Trinidad and ...
  • New Audiences, New Approaches: Program to Build the Movement This is a National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2010 statewide and local partner’s survey spotlight. Successful preservation efforts require the cultivation of new, younger, and often more diverse audiences.  Statewide and Local Partners recognize this necessity and many, 68% of Locals and 54% of Statewides, are piloting innovative programs to attract and sustain a broader constituency for their ...
  • Organisational Assessment Tool Introduction This Organizational Assessment from the National Trust for Historic Preservation is a tool for board members and staff to self-assess their organization in five key areas of its operations: Mission, Vision and Strategy; Governance and Leadership; Program Development and Impact; Strategic Relationships; Resource Development; and Internal Operations and Management. The checklist can, more importantly, be used ...
  • Planning to Succeed: Preparing a business plan This booklet, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, provides the information and guidance you need to create a sound, logical, comprehensive business plan for your nonprofit historic preservation organization. Planning to Succeed: Preparing a Business Plan for Your Nonprofit Organization (2000)
  • Playing our Part: The National Trust (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Strategy to 2025 Thinking about what the nation needs from the National Trust in 21st century. Looking after the places in our care now and in the future is our first responsibility. But our strategy is also about how we rise to the big challenges of the 21st century and how we work with others to find solutions. After ...
  • Preserving the Preservationists This handbook, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, takes a closer look at the role and significance of staff in leading historic preservation organizations, and his or her relationship to the board of directors. It explores best practices in workload management, personnel policies, and compensation and benefit practices and offers a practical guide ...
  • Promoting Heritage Education in Uganda Published by the Cross Cultural Foundation of Uganda, this policy brief responds to the urgent need to preserve and promote Uganda’s rapidly vanishing cultural heritage, it also presents a case for the institutionalization of heritage education in syllabi at various levels, with a specific focus on secondary schools. Promoting Heritage Education in Uganda – Policy Brief This ...
  • Property Portfolio Review-Assessing the Heritage Significance This review of the National Trust for Scotland’s properties originated from a recommendation in the Governance Review. Property Portfolio Review
  • Providing for Physical Access to Heritage Places Accessibility aims to ensure that people can value, enjoy, visit and experience places. Accessibility should be looked at in its wider sense, rather than just focusing on the perceived needs of people with “disabilities”, a range of different needs should be considered. This guide, published by Heritage New Zealand, is to provide guidance to assist in ...
  • Re-introduction of Fiji Crested Iguanas A great project by the National Trust of Fiji which is adding to global biodiversity on the small island of Monuriki with support from the international community. Re-introduction of Fiji Crested Iguanas Classified as Critically endangered, on the IUCN Red List, the Fiji crested iguana – known to scientists as Brachylophus vitiensis – are only known from a few Fijian islands ...
  • Reclaiming our language through education Published with the support of the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda, this document summarises research carried out to investigate changes brought about by the introduction of teaching in Lusoga in pilot primary schools in Iganga district since 2005. Reclaiming our language through education: Teaching in Lusoga in primary schools: what change in and out of the classroom?
  • Rescuing Historic Resources: How to Respond to a Preservation Emergency Every preservation group will face a crisis involving a threat to a historic building, an archaeological site, an entire neighborhood, or significant open space. This booklet, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, outlines the basic process to respond to the crisis, which can provide a framework for conflict resolution. Rescuing Historic Resources: How to ...
  • Saint Lucia National Trust 2010-2020 Strategy We aim to build greater support for our ongoing conservation work and campaign on key issues to champion the cause of heritage conservation in Saint Lucia. To do this we must continue to develop and manage our properties to the highest standards in both conservation and customer care and work to ensure that people not ...
  • Securing the future of our past (5 Year Strategy of National Trust for Scotland) The National Trust for Scotland has applied itself to the key questions: What is conservation? What is it we are conserving or should be conserving and why are we doing it? How can we bring fresh thinking, energy and innovation to conserving and promoting our heritage? This strategy distils nearly a year’s worth of review, action and ...
  • Shifting Shores The coast is an immensely dynamic environment. Sea-level rise and climate change are forecast to increase the scale and pace of coastal change. This pamphlet draws on the National Trust’s experience as Britain’s largest coastal landowner. Shifting Shores
  • Starting with Staff This is a guide for the nonprofit board, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, about hiring staff. Starting with Staff: A guide for the non-profit board There is nothing quite as promising as a newly formed organization, flush with a vision and full of energy.  And while that exhilarating sense of potential is overwhelming when ...
  • Study on the Feasibility, Framework and Implementation Plan for Setting up a Statutory Heritage Trust in Hong Kong The Government of Hong Kong commissioned a feasibility study for the creation of an independent heritage trust in 2012-13. The study reviewed heritage management and conservation challenges in Hong Kong, the government role in the heritage sector and that of civil society and academic organisations, and gaps in functions. Study on the Feasibility, Framework and Implementation ...
  • Summary of NTS’s Corporate Plan 2014-15 This is a summary of the third annual corporate plan of the National Trust for Scotland’s five-year strategy, Securing the Future for our Past. The Strategy was set out at our 2011 Annual General Meeting and will take until 2016 to come to fruition. Growing: Summary of Year 3 of the NTS’s Corporate Plan
  • Sustainable Management of National Trust Places across Australia This report from the Australian Council of National Trusts outlines the main issues related to current management strategies on the conservation of National Trust properties across Australia and present a framework to construct effective future management and to provide guidelines in the form of conservation/interpretation management plans to sustainably manage the properties under National Trust ...
  • Takings Law in Plain English This book, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, provides the keys to understanding the legal history and its import for modern Americans. Takings Law In Plain English
  • Tapuwae: A Vision for Places of Maori Heritage Tapuwae means ‘sacred footprint’. The Māori Heritage Council (the Council) uses this term to symbolise the Māori heritage ‘footprints’ in the landscape. It is also used to communicate the idea that we can look back to where we have been as we move forward, taking more steps. The Council has a national leadership role to ...
  • The Heritage Education Tool Kit – For Heritage Clubs in Uganda’s secondary schools Uganda’s communities are faced with many survival needs, making heritage conservation and cultural rights a low priority. This kit, published by the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda, has been developed to engage young people in interactive discussions on the value of cultural heritage in present times. The Heritage Education Tool Kit – For Heritage Clubs in Uganda’s secondary ...
  • The Mutuality of Colonial Heritage in Multi-ethnic Paramaribo; Reality or Illusion? This paper, delivered by Eugenio van Maanen and Gregory Ashworth at the “Contested Pasts: Urban Heritage in Divided Cities,” Conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies, Canada, in 2016, introduces the term ‘mutual heritage’ and seeks to explore the existence of mutuality within the interpretation of built colonial heritage in a multiethnic society. The Mutuality of Colonial Heritage in Multi-ethnic ...
  • This Lighthouse Matters This Lighthouse Matters: A great outreach, awareness and fundraising project from the National Trust for Canada. Lighthouses are symbols of our country’s proud Maritime heritage and deeply linked with Atlantic Canada’s culture, memory and identity.  Canada’s lighthouse matter – and they are at risk: Once owned almost exclusively by government, many have already been lost, some are ...
  • Three-Part Learning, Bermuda National Trust The Bermuda National Trust Education Programme offers ‘Three-Part Learning’ experiences that complement field trips to Trust nature reserves and historic properties and link directly to the Cambridge National Curriculum and the Ministry of Education Social Studies Curriculum. Field trips and activities are provided for all grade levels. When scheduling a field trip, teachers can request ...
  • Towards a Better Practice in Effective Heritage Interpretation This document, published by the National Trust of Australia, presents seven heritage interpretation principles and associated case studies that have been selected specifically to assist the interpretation of Australia’s heritage. While they are specific to Australia’s heritage both at home and abroad the basic principles are applicable to effective interpretation of heritage places worldwide. Towards a Better Practice ...
  • Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings In recent years, many historic buildings have been affected by the heavy flooding. The purpose of this booklet, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is to help building owners minimize  structural and cosmetic flood damage. Treatment of Flood-Damaged Older and Historic Buildings
  • Trust Youth Centre, Japan The Trust Youth Centre is a programme of the Amenity 2000 Association in Japan, started in 2013. In Japan, there has yet to be a popular ‘heritage movement’ like that in the UK. Voluntary participation in National Trust activities and the importance of protecting historical buildings has yet to gain wide public awareness. At Amenity 2000 Association, ...
  • Volunteer Handbook (National Trust for Scotland) The National Trust for Scotland’s commitment to people and places is expressed through active partnerships with individuals and groups. This reflects the volunteering vision and spirit of its founding purpose and position as Scotland’s leading voluntaryconservation charity. It is recognised that the volunteer programme is central to the organisation maintaining and achieving its vision. NTS Volunteer Handbook The ...
  • Welcoming Visitors to Your Community: Training Tour Guides and Other Hospitality Ambassadors The first part of the booklet, published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, addresses the tangible and intangible benefits of tourism. The second part offers practical information about who should participate in the program; topics to include in training sessions; how to evaluate the program’s success; and how to continue to improve programs and services. Welcoming ...
  • Wooden Churches of Oltenia, Romania The 60 wooden churches in the counties of Hunedoara, Sibiu, Gorj, Vâlcea and other counties, all classified as historical monuments (categories A and B) are in an advanced state of decay, some of them in danger of collapse (according to research during 2007-2009). Field research has shown that about 80% of these churches are no ...
  • Working with an Advocacy Coalition Working with a coalition of advocates can greatly increase the chance of getting a preservation policy adopted or passed by a governmental body. This is a chapter from the National Trust for Historic Preservation‘s Advocacy Training Manual. Working with an Advocacy Coalition See also, the National Trust’s Advocacy Center Website.
  • Working with Community Volunteers to enhance the decision-making powers of women Section 3 of this report published by the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda, includes information on the community volunteers, the rationale for using them, their intended functions, how they were selected and their daily work, drawing contrasts between urban and rural contexts and between male and female volunteers. Working with Community Volunteers to enhance the decision-making powers ...
  • Working with volunteers – are we ready to get the most from the 21st Century Volunteer? The National Trust’s 2020 vision is to involve volunteers in all aspects of what we do.  We will only get there if all staff feel confident and capable of working with volunteers and local communities. Leadership in Volunteering (2014) A short guide for regional leadership teams and General Managers. The volunteering world is changing with many people having ...
  • Yangon Heritage Trust: Revitalisation not Demolition In 2012 a group of architects, historians, businesspeople and others banded together to form the Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) as a last ditch attempt to preserve Yangon’s unique character. This was a time when Myanmar was exiting from decades of isolation and Yangon was experiencing intense development pressure with no effective planning framework to protect ...
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