European Trusts to meet in UK
INTO members kick off new knowledge sharing project
From 14-16 June 2022, a group of INTO members will meet in Surrey, UK, to launch a new European exchange programme.
Staff from the Czech National Trust, 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 are coming together near London to kick-off our Erasmus+ funded SEECHT Project.
The aims of the meeting are threefold: to set up the first phase of the project; to finalise the methodology and arrangements for the secondments; and to exchange experiences with our hosts, particularly the National Trust’s commitment to increasing access for all.
We will spend time at Polesden Lacey and Hatchlands Park in Surrey where we will learn from Trust experts about aspects of their work relevant to the themes of SEECHT, including: visitor experience, volunteering, membership and accessibility.
Exchange of experience and expertise
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.
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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