The Historic Environment Forum supports high-level, strategic collaboration for England’s historic environment sector.

The Historic Environment Forum (HEF) is a collaborative initiative that brings together senior representatives from organisations working across the historic environment sector in England. 

The HEF enables cross-sector partnership working across a range of strategic issues and activities that matter to the historic environment. Our collaborative approach is designed to deliver positive change for the sector, ensuring that England’s historic environment is supported, and that people are able to benefit from it. 

Our current Task Group priorities are:

  • Sector Resilience
  • Green Skills in Heritage

Explore our key activities below to learn more.

Latest News

Retirement of CIfA’s Peter Hinton

Following a remarkable career of leadership in England’s historic environment sector, Peter Hinton – former CEO of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists – has retired. The Historic Environment Forum (HEF) Chair, Dr Adrian Olivier, paid tribute: “Pete Hinton has been a valued, steadfast, and very active supporter of HEF since

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