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C-19 Updates

Here you can find shared ideas, resources and inspiration from the INTO family in response to COVID-19

We are thinking of you all as the COVID-19 situation develops on a daily basis.  Like every other organisation, our primary concern is for people who are suffering or on the front line.   And we hope of course that members and supporters 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. Global connectivity has been blamed. And yet we know from experience that things are better when we work together as a global community.

Below are our latest posts which include some lovely examples from across the INTO network of how our members are engaging their supporters and building support, amid the challenges of closing properties and keeping organisations solvent (particularly Catherine’s Weekly bulletin from 3 April 2020).

Do also check out our special small grants round in support of expenditure incurred during the pandemic.  The deadline for submission is 17 May!

Stay tuned to our social media – and please also tag us in your posts @intoheritage.  Do email us any questions or suggestions, or use our ASK-INTO Google doc to request information and expertise bit.ly/CV19ASKINTO.

A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General Impact of COVID-19 on heritage sites of the world’s National Trusts Thanks to all of you who have contributed Read more . . .
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 Read more . . .
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 Read more . . .
Heritage tourism is an important cultural and economic activity for virtually all INTO member organisations.  Visitors provide an opportunity for education around the cultural values Read more . . .
A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General Reciprocal Visiting INTO members participating in our new Reciprocal Visiting Programme are invited to join a discussion on 14 Read more . . .
A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General This is a short update as Alex has just put together our usual monthly newsletter, which I hope you Read more . . .
Cayman Islands Covid Grant recipients care for blue iguana
A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General We’re beginning to process the receipts for our special TAP-INTO grants this week.  Laptops, zoom accounts, cameras, face masks, Read more . . .
A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General I’ve had some really nice feedback from members about these updates so I’m going to keep sharing them for Read more . . .
A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General In an effort to keep these updates concise, I am linking again to our round-up of reopening stories on Read more . . .
A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General It’s Friday again!  And we’ve had another good week at the INTO home offices.  I’ve particularly enjoyed reading the Read more . . .
A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General So, another week has gone by and I’m here with my Friday update.  In many countries, we’re beginning to Read more . . .
A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General As usual, I’m sharing a brief update from us here at INTO.   It’s been a week of International Days!  Read more . . .
Digitisation of cultural heritage can be a crucial tool in today’s efforts towards the conservation, study and promotion of European cultural resources. Collaboration with the Read more . . .
A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General We're all learning how important communicating is at the moment.  Which is probably not the best way to start Read more . . .
A blog by Catherine Leonard, Secretary-General As INTO members prepare to reopen their sites, our Secretary-General, Catherine Leonard, reflects on the past week: "Today is Read more . . .

And here are some other resources which INTO members might find useful:

From INTO members

  • The US National Trust for Historic Preservation has shared resources for preservationists, museums and historic sites – to keep staff and audiences engaged and involved, but also to connect them to others in the field
  • The National Trust for Canada has shared links to lots of resources here
  • The Heritage Alliance (UK)’s advice hub (this includes general government advice but also a useful digest of statements from organisations across the sector, alongside very specific information like ‘cleaning historic surfaces’)

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