January’s #HeritageChat explored the relationship between the heritage sector and the creative industries and discussions built upon the Heritage Alliance’s recent publication of their report Inspiring Creativity, Heritage and the Creative Industries. Participants shared examples of successful partnerships that led to wider audience engagement and improved accessibility to heritage sites and stories. Also, discussed were the skills and approaches needed to make partnerships successful and the challenges that might present themselves along the way. You can read a full summary of the chat here.

Our next Heritage Chat will take place on 20 February (13:00-14:00) and will explore heritage crime. Make sure you follow @HeritageChat to take part. You can find more information about suggesting topics or leading a Heritage Chat here: https://dev.dev.historicenvironmentforum.org.uk/heritage-chat/