A new strategic framework for heritage science
NHSF is working on a new National Heritage Science Strategy for the UK, to support the sector in its ability to communicate the goals of the heritage science community more widely.
Heritage science is the application of science and technology to cultural heritage to improve understanding, management and engagement.
The National Heritage Science Forum (NHSF) has set out proposals for a new strategic framework for heritage science in the UK, an update of the National Heritage Science Strategy that will respond to changes in the operating environment for heritage science, and will support the sector in its ability to communicate the benefits of heritage science more widely. The proposed framework focuses on four themes: excellent research and innovation, increased economic impact, development of skills, and improved quality of life.
In April 2018 the Forum held a public consultation on the proposed framework; in addition NHSF held conversations with industry partners and other stakeholders, all of which will be feeding into the refreshed Heritage Science Strategy. Once ready, NHSF will be looking to work with others in the heritage science sector to deliver the strategy.
Find out more about the Forum's work behind the proposal.