IHBC welcomes HB&P – Historic Buildings & Places – part of the AMS re-cast, with audience survey closing 22/10

From 1 October a new branding and title Historic Buildings & Places (HB&P) will become the face of the distinguished national amenity society, the ‘Ancient Monuments Society’, with an audience survey closing 22 October to help as it looks further ahead.

… I commend its Director and Trustees for this innovative change and look forward to continuing the IHBC’s positive involvement with Historic Buildings & Places’….

IHBC Chair David McDonald said: ‘I am very pleased to welcome this change of name and image of the Ancient Monuments Society.’

‘I’m probably not the only person who has felt that the organisation has been let down by the fact that its historic name did not truly reflect its activities and influence.’

‘I commend its Director and Trustees for this innovative change and look forward to continuing the IHBC’s positive involvement with Historic Buildings & Places’.

Giles Quarme, Chairman of Historic Buildings & Places, writes:

I am writing to let you know about an exciting new development at the Ancient Monuments Society.

When the AMS was founded in 1924, it had the most relevant and up-to-date name that any organisation trying to defend the historic environment could have chosen. Following the recent adoption of a new Vision, which confirms our focus on sustaining, defending and promoting historic buildings and places of all types and ages for the benefit of all, Trustees have decided that a new name and visual identity are needed to better reflect the work of the organisation, and to help attract new members.

To this end, I am delighted to announce that the AMS will, from 1 October 2021, be known as Historic Buildings & Places. Alongside the name change comes a new logo and updated digital presence, which includes a refresh of our social media channels and a brand new website. We will also be relaunching our members’ magazine in the Autumn.

The transition to Historic Buildings & Places coincides with the end of our working partnership with the Friends of Friendless Churches, and we feel that this is the right time to change the way in which we present ourselves to the public and to the historic environment sector, whilst maintaining our commitment to championing everyday heritage for all.

I invite you to visit www.hbap.org.uk to discover our refreshed look through our new website and to keep abreast of the work and events we will continue to deliver under our new name.

We would also very much like to hear from you to better understand your priorities, interests and concerns. As we head towards our Centenary in 2024, we want to give all of our members and supporters the opportunity to direct our future work and feed into emerging work and strategic plans. To help us achieve this, please complete our online survey at: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/HBPmembersandaudiencesurvey. The deadline for responses is 22 October 2021.

On behalf of staff and Trustees, I thank you for your continued support….

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