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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2021 Year in Review

We can’t believe it’s already the end of 2021! It’s been such a busy year, and another challenging one for many heritage organisations. We hope that 2022 paves the way to full recovery, and to a strong and resilient heritage sector. With 2021 drawing to a close, it’s time to

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#HeritageChat November 2021 – Heritage and Levelling Up

Ahead of the launch Heritage Alliance Heritage Debate on ‘Levelling Up’ What does it mean for Heritage?, November’s #HeritageChat discussed Heritage & Levelling Up. Thanks to Owain Lloyd-James (Historic England) who helped us facilitate the chat. Lots of great points were shared on: What do we interpret as ‘levelling up’

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