The 15th International Conference of National Trusts was held in Uganda from 30 Sept to 4 Oct and provided almost 200 delegates from across the world (Australia, Bolivia, Fiji, Russia, Saint Lucia, Sumatra, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago ... ) with the opportunity to share and explore new insights on the diversity and relevance of heritage. The next International Conference of National Trusts (the 16th ICNT since its inception in the 1970s) will take place in Cambridge from 7-11 September 2015, hosted by the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
INTO serves as an indispensable resource among National Trust and like-minded organisations, bringing people together to share information, best practices and inspiration. We offer an invaluable bank of knowledge and experience to strengthen existing National Trusts and similar bodies towards the achievement of their objectives, and to empower communities seeking to develop new Trust-like organisations.
The INTO membership includes established organisations which have been practising heritage conservation for many years as well as new and developing Trusts. No one has all the answers and there is as much for the mature bodies to learn as the fledgling ones. Here a National Trust apprentice joiner from the UK shares experience on an INTO Working Holiday in Tongli, China.
The INTO Amicus Programme brings together a very special group of individuals who care deeply about the important international work that INTO performs. Amicus members contribute financially in support of INTO and share in being a direct part of this special group.