The International National Trusts Organisation (INTO)

European exchange programme

AnnouncementsINTO Projects November 24, 2020

INTO members join forces to improve access

The Staff Exchange in European Cultural Heritage Trusts (SEECHT) project offers practitioners from within the INTO family the opportunity to share their learning and contribute to a more open and welcoming European heritage sector.

Having learnt from their neighbouring trusts, participants will deliver projects that broaden access to all segments of the European public, whilst also welcoming members of heritage trusts from other countries as part of our INTO Places programme.

A toolkit, to be shared widely among European heritage organisations and policy makers, will capture the incredible strength of variety possessed by European heritage trusts, and provide the blueprint for continued collaboration between project participants.

International experts advise Czech National Trust in Prague

The project is led by the Czech National Trust, working closely with INTO and partner organisations Herita in Flanders, National Trust for Scotland, National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano and the National Trust of Slovakia.

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Exchange of experience and expertise

Secondments will be organised around two themes:

How can our sites attract the widest possible audience?  What programmes can be implemented to ensure that our places and the stories we tell are relevant to people from all backgrounds? How can we improve accessibility for people living with disabilities?

How can European heritage trusts create a combined heritage offer?  How can we be certain that members of another European trust receive a warm welcome when using their membership at our places?  What steps can be taken to standardise the membership offer?

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INTO Europe members from Belgium and Netherlands visiting Powis Castle with Innocastle

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Europe is INTO’s largest regional group. Our membership here includes some of the most successful heritage organisations in the world, together caring for thousands of sites of cultural and natural significance.

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