The Historic Environment Forum (HEF) brings together senior members of staff from public and non-government bodies to work collaboratively on strategic matters for the historic environment sector in England.

People understand, value, use and engage with the historic environment in many different ways. HEF is a high-level forum which, by working collaboratively, carries out a range of activities to encourage and support research, conservation, presentation, enjoyment and use of the historic environment in England.

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#HeritageChat July 2021 – Industrial Heritage

July’s #HeritageChat was dedicated to Industrial Heritage. Participants lively debated important topics for the future of industrial heritage, such as the skills that the next generation of industrial heritage volunteers need; steps to be taken to ensure that communities remain at the heart of industrial heritage; tips to engage younger

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#HeritageChat June 2021 – Reopening Heritage

June’s #HeritageChat focused on ‘Reopening Heritage‘, as many heritage venues and museums reopened (with capacity adapted to social distancing measures) in Step 3 of the Government Roadmap. ‘Reopening’ is also one of the main themes of the Heritage Recovery Plan, prepared by Historic England with and on behalf of the

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