NHSF members contribute to new UNESCO report on Cultural Heritage Innovation

The UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) has published a report that shows how the UK is world-leading in innovation in the cultural heritage sector.

Seven of the 20 contributors to the resulting report are members of NHSF and the report 'illustrates the UK's eminence in heritage science and research and its people-centre approach'. Whilst heritage science is strongly represented throughout the report, the section on 'new techniques and models' is likely to be of particular interest.

It is also pleasing to see NHSF's analysis of European funding for heritage science research used in the report. This analysis was carried out in 2017 and is an area of evidence that NHSF plans to update as part of its contribution to the 'Research' strand of the Strategic Framework for Heritage Science in the UK, and in support of funding arrangements after the UK's departure from the European Union.

The report touches on many issues that are included in the Strategic Framework for Heritage Science in the UK, particularly around profile, funding, collaboration and impact. NHSF will continue to engage with UKNC around the reports recommendations.

Read the report here: Cultural Heritage Innovation: opportunities for international development.