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  • A journey through time – campaigning to preserve Kampala’s historical buildings and sites

    Posted on October 13, 2015 by in

    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 […]

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  • A National Heritage Organisation for Kosovo

    Posted on November 11, 2015 by in

    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 […]

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  • A Teacher’s Guide to Marine Environmental Education in Saint Lucia

    Posted on September 15, 2015 by in

    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 […]

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  • Adapting a changing coastline

    Posted on April 17, 2014 by in

    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 […]

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  • Advice on dealing with the effects of flood water

    Posted on September 20, 2015 by in

    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

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  • An introduction to archaeology in Bermuda

    Posted on September 15, 2015 by in

    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. […]

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  • Analysis of the law relating to public benefit

    Posted on July 31, 2017 by in

    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 […]

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  • Arrangements for Handling Heritage Applications

    Posted on August 14, 2017 by in

    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.

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  • Assessment criteria to assist in the identification of Historic Heritage

    Posted on September 20, 2015 by in

    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

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  • Australian Heritage Strategy Development

    Posted on September 14, 2015 by in

    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)

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