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  • Sharing histories of slavery and colonialism (22 September 2020)Sharing histories of slavery and colonialism (22 September 2020)
      Today, the National Trust (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) has published a report exploring connections between historic places, colonialism and slavery.  The research was commissioned last September as part of a broader commitment to represent, share and interpret these links at relevant National Trust places. Here at INTO, we welcome this report and the chance to join ...
  • Secretariat News (May – August 2020)Secretariat News (May - August 2020)
    If this post mis-displays, please download a pdf here. Latest news from the INTO Secretariat I’m writing this report for our Trustees meeting on 8 September. We had hoped to gather in person, as guests of our INTO Ambassador, His Highness The Maharaja Gaj Singh II Of Marwar-Jodhpur. But like so many things, this meeting will now ...
  • Impact of COVID-19 on heritage sites of the world’s National TrustsImpact of COVID-19 on heritage sites of the world’s National Trusts
    by David J. Brown, Principal at Bearden Brown LLC Monuments in nature are not always what they seem. Antonio Gaudi, working in Barcelona in the early twentieth century, took huge inspiration from the natural environment.  Moreover, his organic architectural style is echoed in his approach to project management. Gaudi was not one to be constrained by ...
  • Learn and share (Weekly update, 17 July 2020)Learn and share (Weekly update, 17 July 2020)
    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General This week, we held our quarterly teleconference of the INTO Board of Trustees.  We begin our meetings with a round-up of what’s been going on at everyone’s organisations.   We call this our ‘Learn and share’ and it’s a really nice way to take the temperature of our whole membership, via ...
  • Learn and Share (Weekly blog, 1 May 2019)Learn and Share (Weekly blog, 1 May 2019)
    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General This week, we held our quarterly teleconference of the INTO Board of Trustees.  We begin every call with a round-up of what’s been going on at everyone’s organisations.    Since our last formal Board meeting, the world has changed completely.  So needless to say, this ‘Learn and Share’ focussed almost ...
  • Secretariat News (February – April 2020)Secretariat News (February - April 2020)
    Latest news from the INTO Secretariat It’s only just over a month ago that the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a pandemic.  And since then the world has changed completely.  For many, this has been a terrible and painful time and our hearts go out to our members, supporters and friends affected by the crisis. There have ...
  • Virtual Visits: Ideas from the INTO FamilyVirtual Visits: Ideas from the INTO Family
    See the world’s sites from your sofa with these 14 virtual visits, selected from amongst the responses to World Heritage Day. We asked and you responded, sharing drone-shot footage, online tours and virtual walk-throughs that together show how heritage trusts globally are responding to COVID-19. 1 The sun is out for this visit to a Valencian garden, ...
  • Re-engaging Historic Sites (Covid-19 Update, 17 April 2020)Re-engaging Historic Sites (Covid-19 Update, 17 April 2020)
      Latest news from the INTO Secretariat This week, I’m sharing details of our discussion yesterday about re-engaging historic sites.   Our task force brought together fourteen representatives of INTO member organisations to pool their experiences.  A number of common themes emerged: Corona hit most of us when we were just gearing up for a new season.  We ...
  • COVID-19 Update (Weekly bulletin, 3 April 2020)COVID-19 Update (Weekly bulletin, 3 April 2020)
    Latest news from the INTO Secretariat I’ve just come off a teleconference with our Board of Trustees. And they wanted me to pass on their support to you all at this challenging time.  Both to you personally and to your organisations. As leaders of their own trusts, they understand the challenges you are facing and stand ...
  • INTO Africa Conference ReportINTO Africa Conference Report
      INTO Africa completes a successful first meeting Nairobi, Kenya 29 February – 1 March 2020     Adapted from a report by John de Koninck, INTO Africa Chair       INTO members and potential future members from across Africa attended a four day programme in Nairobi this February, taking place at the National Museum of Kenya. Days one and two were an opportunity ...
  • COVID-19: A message to all our INTO friends, colleagues and supportersCOVID-19: A message to all our INTO friends, colleagues and supporters
    We are thinking of you all as the COVID-19 situation develops on a daily basis.   Like every other organisation, our primary concern is that members of the international National Trust family stay safe. The virus seems to strike at the very heart of the things we particularly value at INTO, like coming together, networking and community.  ...
  • Learn and Share (Weekly blog, 9 February 2020)Learn and Share (Weekly blog, 9 February 2020)
    A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General Last week we held our quarterly teleconference with the INTO Board of Trustees.  We begin every call with a round-up of what’s been going on at everyone’s organisations.  We call this our ‘Learn and Share’.   Here is a summary of what the Trustees shared. Taking inspiration from Gandhi 30 January is the ...
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