Monthly Archives: January 2012

Manager appointed at NHTG’s ‘Skills for the Future’

The National Heritage Training Group (NHTG) has announced that Karen Houghton has been appointed as the National Project Manager for the NHTG’s Skills for the Future programme on a 27 month contract.   Paul Simons, NHTG Chair, writes:   I … Continue reading

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’We are more’ – Culture Action Europe’s new campaign target

Culture Action Europe is inviting all those who care about heritage and the arts in Europe to sign their petition, ‘We Are More’ – which aims to highlight to policymakers the value of European cultural activities – in advance of … Continue reading

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BEN’s new CEO and President

The Black Environment Network (BEN) has announced James Friel as its new CEO while Judy Li Wong steps down as Director to become BEN President.   BEN writes: ‘After 24 years of pioneering contribution to the establishment of ethnic environmental … Continue reading

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Society of Dilettanti challenge EH on Ince Blundell sculptures

Members of the Society of Dilettanti have written to the Telegraph to encourage English Heritage (EH) chief executive Simon Thurley to reconsider EH’s decision to raise no objections to an application to remove 102 pieces of classical sculpture that are … Continue reading

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Engineering Heritage bursary placements at NECT

North of England Civic Trust (NECT) has commenced its recruitment for the 2012-13 intake of Engineering Heritage Skills Initiative (EHSI) trainees, as successful applicants will be in place in April 2012, with a closing date for applications for the 2012-13 … Continue reading

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Icon update on staff changes

Icon, the Institute of Conservation, has announced changes to its personnel.   Alison Richmond, Icon CEO, writes: New Staff for Icon The Board of Trustees and Chief Executive of Icon are delighted to announce three new additions to the staff … Continue reading

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Triennial Review of the Treasure Valuation Committee

The Government announced on 15 December 2011 that it would undertake a review of the Treasure Valuation Committee and DCMS is now inviting views from stakeholders to contribute to the review, with the deadline for responses at 10am on Monday … Continue reading

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IHBC’s new concessionary rate: Salary under £17,500? Pay just £51! So join now for 2012-13…

The IHBC’s concessionary rate for 2012-13 has been revised to respond to current economic pressures on the sector, so members with a salary below £17,500 can now access membership benefits for just £51 in 2012-13.   The new rates represent … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Linkedin group approaches 1000

IHBC members and others are encouraged to join the IHBC’s Linkedin group as it now approaches 1000 members, while a special welcome will be offered to our 1000th member – subject to their agreement!   The Group is ‘owned’ by … Continue reading

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IHBC consultations update: 2 new responses

The IHBC has submitted responses to two consultations in December – both in the form of questionnaires – the CLG consultation on Community Infrastructure Levy, and the Property Factors (Scotland) Act, from the Scottish Government.   In Scotland the Branch … Continue reading

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Willetts launches Research Council impact reports

Universities and Science Minister David Willetts has released a series of reports on the impact of Research Council funding during a speech at Policy Exchange, including a report from Research Councils UK and individual reports from the seven individual Research … Continue reading

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Country Houses Foundation: Update

  The Country Houses Foundation, a charitable grant giving foundation supporting the preservation of buildings of historic or architectural significance together with their gardens and grounds, for the public benefit, has provided an update on its work in a recent … Continue reading

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Heritage Champions new welcome pack

English Heritage has circulated an updated welcome pack for Heritage Champions across England.   Owain Lloyd-James of English Heritage writes: ‘Today I sent an email to all Heritage Champions informing them of the production of the new Heritage Champions Welcome … Continue reading

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NI FOE report highlights confidence crisis in planning system

A Friends of the Earth (FOE) report into the planning system from Queen’s University Belfast has revealed a crisis of confidence as it reveals that some four-fifths of Northern Irish residents believe that the planning system serves the people of … Continue reading

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HS’s HER/SMR strategy progress

Historic Scotland (HS) has commenced the stage 1 consultation on developing Historic Environment Records (HERs) following the report recommendations by Dr Stephen Carter, who identified a potential strategy for the development of Historic Environment Records (HERs) in Scotland over 10 … Continue reading

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