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IHBC marks passing of David Lovie, Past President and leading light on our first constitution

The IHBC is sad to announce the death of our Past President David Lovie, a distinguished conservation professional and IHBC volunteer who, in 1997, led on drafting the founding constitution of the Institute as a professional body, charity, and lead … Continue reading

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IHBC’s new ToolBox Guidance note on ‘Dill’ Supreme Court judgement: ‘When is a listed building not a listed building…’

The IHBC’s latest Toolbox Guidance Note, drafted in consultation with the Institute’s Legal Panel, reviews the recent Supreme Court conclusions in Dill v Secretary of State… [2020], answering ‘When is a listed building not a listed building?’ with:‘…when it has … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Global Construction Review on Getty ‘Preserving the Modern’

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, including notices gleaned from across the development sector’s … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: 10 eyesore Glasgow buildings that deserve the bulldozer treatment

10 eyesore Glasgow buildings deserve the bulldozer treatment according to Glasgow Live’s followers.

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Cadw announces phased reopening of Wales’s major heritage sites: Entry begins August

In early July Cadw successfully reopened 43 of its unstaffed, free-entry monuments and on 18 July, the historic environment service has revealed a phased reopening plan for selected staffed sites in its care, including some of Wales’s most iconic historical … Continue reading

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Scotland’s ‘vital’ £4M support for museums and galleries’

A new funding stream for the independent museums sector to help bolster resilience following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been announced by Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

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Nominate your heritage ‘lockdown legends’ for a National Lottery Award, by 19 August

The National Lottery is searching for the UK’s lockdown legends as part of this year’s National Lottery Awards with nomonations closing 19 August.

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Environment Study Centre launches on-line qualification in ‘Energy Efficiency for Traditional Buildings’

Welsh company, The Environment Study Centre (ESC) has launched its new on-line course for professionals wanting to gain a qualification in dealing with the retrofitting of older and traditional buildings. image: ESC website

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Report on Impact of Covid-19 on DCMS Sectors published

Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee says the Covid-19 crisis presents biggest threat to UK’s cultural infrastructure, institutions and workforce in a generation.

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Scotland’s ‘interactive’ mediation survey closes 21 August

Section 40 of Scotland’s new Planning Act requires the Scottish Ministers to issue guidance on mediation in planning, so Scottish Mediation and PAS have published an interactive survey outlining some ideas, closing Friday 21st August 2020.

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IoF: New findings on the impact of coronavirus on the charity sector

Charities are facing a £12.4bn shortfall in income for the year due to impact of coronavirus, reports The Institute of Fundraising (IoF).

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NLHF launches DASH survey, a free resource exploring digital skills

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) have launched their Digital Attitudes and Skills for Heritage (DASH) free survey service for UK heritage organisations to help ‘capture [and use] a summary of key digital skills and attitudes of their staff and … Continue reading

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Spotlight falls on Gallipoli memorial as restoration work completed

A living Gallipoli war memorial, the Stretton on Dunsmore monument in Warwickshire which commemorates where King George V saluted troops from the 29th Division, billeted in the area before they embarked on active service in Gallipoli in the First World … Continue reading

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Following calls to members, IHBC Chair calls on Committees to inform Institute’s pandemic and post-pandemic planning priorities

Following his call for IHBC member feedback on pandemic pressures and priorities as the lockdown eases, IHBC Chair David McDonald has asked the IHBC’s four lead Committees to feed back to the board thoughts on ‘issues that you… think should … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘CPD Hat-trick’ to 13K+ practitioners on DBW’s digital Newsletter: Damp; Net Zero, and patina!

The IHBC has had a ‘CPD Hat-trick‘ of posts supporting conservation-related practice in the 21 July Newsletter of Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – the construction industry knowledge base and host platform for the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – as more than … Continue reading

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IHBC’s update on LGA’s ‘Local planning’ push: On ‘recovery and resilience planning post-pandemic’

Following support from IHBC and partners for the Local Government Association (LGA)-led call to ‘Keep planning local’, the LGA has launched a ‘recovery and resilience planning package ‘of recommendations to Government on how to enhance the planning system whilst ensuring … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £54.1M+ costed works this week: National heritage body seeks consultants for design-related guidance update, closing 06/08, valued £20K-25K

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Inverness benefits from online talk to tell story of its B-listed buildings

A tour through the history and future of one of the Highland capital’s most prominent buildings will form the basis of an online talk, reports The Ross-shire Journal.

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HE’s £50,000 grant to set up body to support Metal Detectorists

A £50,000 grant from Historic England will help set up a new organisation to support and train metal detectorists in the UK as the ‘Institute of Detectorists’ (IoD) aims to provide training opportunities to promote responsible metal detecting.

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HoP Restoration and Renewal Programme seeks views on plans: Closing 07/08

MPs, Peers, and other interested parties are invited to submit relevant information on the vital restoration and renewal of the Houses of Parliament, as part of a review into the renovation plans, closing 7 August. image: for illustration purposes only … Continue reading

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National Trust: Re-structure and potential redundancies, from Hilary McGrady

The National Trust is proposing £100m of annual savings – ‘likely to lead to 1,200 salaried staff (approximately 13%) being put at risk of redundancy’ – following impacts from the coronavirus crisis, after warning almost every aspect of its income … Continue reading

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‘Head of Function’ posts on offer with HoP Restoration and Renewal Programme: various closing dates

Up to six ‘Head of Function’ posts are on offer at the Houses of Parliament (HoP) linked to its Restoration and Renewal Programme, with various closing dates.

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England’s Cultural Recovery Fund: £92M for heritage (deadline 17/08), £500M for Arts Council

England’s The Heritage Alliance (THA) has noted links to information on the Government sector support funds. 

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English Housing Survey 2018 to 2019: headline report and live tables

The live tables of the English Housing Survey for 2018-19, which supplement the annual report, are now published, representing the collection of detailed time series data tables on people’s housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of the English … Continue reading

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Crowd-sourced collection launched to celebrate creative and cultural industries: Nominations by 7 August

People across the UK are today being asked by the UKRI Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to help create the first ever collection of a new temporary digital-only museum that will celebrate the UK’s highly successful cultural and creative … Continue reading

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