June 2015

 OUR GLOBAL HERITAGE

               

 

Towan Beach on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall, acquired through the Neptune Coastal Campaign.

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Dear INTO Friends. 

June is going to be a busy month.  June 5th is World Environment Day and June 8th is World Oceans Day.  The INTO Board/Executive Committee will meet by internet link on June 11th. 

The 16th International Conference of National Trusts is less than three months away.   Its time to register if you have not done so.  Time to make your travel plans. Time to get ready to meet your colleagues from around the world. Time to get ready to share and to learn.   In this edition we provide you with some insight about the conference and about getting the most of your trip while there.  

We know there will be many questions.  The conference team and the INTO team are always here to help you.  We are an email away.  You can contact us through these email addresses:

ICNTCambridge2015@nationaltrust.org.uk

secretariat@intoorg.org

webmaster@intoorg.org

Sincerely,   Catherine and the INTO team.

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THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NATIONAL TRUSTS #16 IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.

JOIN US IN CAMBRIDGE SEPTEMBER 6TH THROUGH 11TH

VISIT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE

7 Reasons to come to ICNT16 in Cambridge this September

7 Reasons to come to ICNT16 in Cambridge this September

INTO and the National Trust of England,Wales and Northern Ireland are co-hosting the 16th International Conference of National Trusts this year in Cambridge, UK from 7-11 September. 1. The International Conference of National Trusts is the premier learning and networking event for the global community of National Trusts. You will have the opportunity to share and learn with people doing …

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It's good to share, Victoria 2011

Getting to Cambridge (our guide to local transportation)

Many will travel by air to the UK, and the most likely airports are Heathrow and Gatwick. Here are as few suggestions for getting to Cambridge. General Travel in and around London. This information is provided by Geoffery Read, INTO Volunteer Director, and frequent traveler. BUY AN OYSTER CARD. This is a main travel card for all forms of London …

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Cambridge Venues

Cambridge Venues

While the International Conference of National Trusts is based in 2015 at Cambridge University the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be spent in the field using National Trust properties as the meeting venues. We thought it would help you to have a map and links to background information about all of the venues. These field visits will add greatly to …

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What to do after ICNT in Cambridge.

If you are travelling a great distance to be in Cambridge why not consider rewarding yourself and staying on in England for a week or more? There are so many exciting things that you can do. In this post I want to pique your interest. I want to get you thinking and then start you planning. I know you will …

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Don't forget the National Trust's London

Don't forget the National Trust's London

A personal point of view about London by Bill Turner, INTO Vice-Chair. Really no trip to England is complete without spending some time in London, one of the most exciting cities in the world. There is so much National Trust to see in London. The map below shows the location of the key National Trust properties in the London area. …

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HERITAGE ISSUES

 

50 years of the Neptune protecting coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

50 years of the Neptune protecting coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

On 11th May, we celebrated 50 years of the Neptune Coastline Campaign and I had the privilege of speaking to passengers aboard the mv Voyager about the Trust’s work on the coast during a wonderful cruise around the British Isles with Voyages of Discovery.  (Watch this space for another blog about the rest of the voyage ... ) This wonderful …

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National Trust of Zimbabwe Has a new Website

National Trust of Zimbabwe Has a new Website

Officially launched today, the National Trust of Zimbabwe has released their new website. While there is still more content to add the new (WordPress) website will give the National Trust of Zimbabwe a modern presence on the internet. The site was developed with support from INTO Volunteers and by Change Canada Hosting who will host the website. INTO is very …

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Why Do Old Places Matter? VIDEO CONTEST

Why Do Old Places Matter? VIDEO CONTEST

For the free spring issue of the Forum Journal, scholars from various disciplines considered why old places matter. Their perceptive articles will inspire you to reflect anew about why we work to save old places. From Max Page’s article “Why We Need Bad Places” to Eric Nathan’s thoughtful comments on creativity and old places, this journal will encourage you to …

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INTO Condemns the continuing destruction of global heritage by ISIS

The members of the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) are deeply saddened by the destruction of irreplaceable and universally significant cultural heritage and condemn the actions of ISIS in the strongest possible terms. We stand together with other international guardians of our cultural heritage, such as ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), in seeking an end to this insanity. …

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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

 

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Drones and Computers in Conservation - Webinar now on-line

Drones and Computers in Conservation - Webinar now on-line

What do Elephants and Rhinos have in common with landscapes designed by Capability Brown? Find out how Drones, combined with computers are being used to help us understand and protect both. You will hear from Mike Calnan, Head of Gardens for the National Trust and John Peterson Chairman, of the Charles A and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation (Air Shepherd Program) …

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Coastal Change in our time of Climate Change

Coastal Change in our time of Climate Change

Watch on YouTube at this address: http://youtu.be/FNK0c5niClg Join Phil Dyke, Coast and Marine Adviser at the National Trust (England, Wales and Northern Ireland), for an online exploration of coastal change and adaptive management in response to climate change. Coastal change and adaptabilty - something of the science and uncertainty linked to sea level rise, the Trust's approach based on natural …

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2015 WORKING HOLIDAYS

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Conserving Villognon Ancient Watermill (France)

Conserving Villognon Ancient Watermill (France)

The working holiday (18-25 year olds): Nanteuil-en-Vallee is a charming village in the Charentes region in western France. Join an international team focussed on the restoration of beautiful Villognon Ancient Mill, which is within walking distance of the village. Over the fortnight you have the opportunity to use a number of different techniques: stone-masonry, re-pointing, woodworking and landscaping. There will …

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Restoring a Historic Fountain in UNESCO-Listed Kromeriz (Czech Republic)

Restoring a Historic Fountain in UNESCO-Listed Kromeriz (Czech Republic)

The working holiday: Participants will be working on the restoration of a stone fountain in a parish garden in the historic centre of Kromeriz. The work will include cleaning, sealing and repairs of the stone and masonry parts, followed by reinstallation of the water system to bring the fountain back to life. Work will be lead and supervised by heritage …

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Saving Renaissance Treasures in the Carpathians (Slovakia)

Saving Renaissance Treasures in the Carpathians (Slovakia)

The working holiday: Liptovský Ondrej is a charming village in the High Tatra Mountains in Northern Slovakia. The village was formerly owned by the Andreánsky family and part of their legacy was the construction of seven beautiful manor houses. These days only the remains of the buildings are left. Participants of our working holiday will be involved in saving the …

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Archaeological Restoration at Travesas Iron Age Hill Fort, Galicia (Spain)

Archaeological Restoration at Travesas Iron Age Hill Fort, Galicia (Spain)

The working holiday: The remains of the Iron Age Hill Fort in Travesas is one of the most impressive historical sites in the A Coruña region. Covering an area of around 12 acres, it’s considered to be a small town. Its location marks a strategic point on an ancient route (known as the ‘English Way’) connecting the coastal city of …

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VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE

 

The position posted below is a sample of positions that INTO hopes to fill. 

Website Translator (French)

This is an INTO position. This is a long-term position. The Website Translator can work from any location that provides reliable internet connection. The successful candidate will have good writing and editing skills in English and French. Content of the INTO website, eNews and social media is translated originally using Google Translate, but then requires review and edit before being …

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VOLUNTEERS AVAILABLE TO HELP YOU - OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP OTHERS.

Within the National Trust family there are thousands of knowledgeable, skilled people.  From time to time some of these people seek to broaden their knowledge and experience by volunteering with INTO member trusts in other climates.   Interested?  You can join our list.  

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