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UK National Heritage Science Strategy report

From: Jim Williams <nhss<-at->
Date: Friday, October 2, 2009
UK National Heritage Science Strategy report 3 now available

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into
science and heritage, held in 2006, recommended that the sector
should formulate a UK wide strategy for heritage science, covering
both movable and immovable heritage. This September, the last of
three reports written to underpin the development of the strategy
has been produced and is now available to download from the National
Heritage Science Strategy website


This third report is about understanding capacity in the heritage
science sector.  It reviews the numbers of heritage scientists
working and considers what they do and where they work.  It explores
gaps in capacity where demand exceeds current provision, along with
arrangements for funding and training.  A range of recommendations
are drawn into three general themes which cover practitioner
capacity and capability; access to information and infrastructure;
and funding and its public benefit.

Our first and second reports are also still available on the
website, along with two documents summarising the sector's responses
to these reports.  During October and November the steering group
will be working to develop some preliminary ideas about the strategy
itself.  We wish to share these emerging ideas with the sector and
seek their input at a stakeholder meeting on 25 November, 2009 at
the New Armouries in the Tower of London.  After this meeting we
will produce and publish the strategy.  If you would like to
register your interest in attending this meeting, please complete
the form on the website home page.  If demand exceeds available
places, these will allocated in a way that gives best balance across
the whole heritage sector.

If you would like to know more about the third report, the strategy
development or the stakeholder meeting, please get in touch with the
coordinator Jim Williams <nhss<-at->english-heritage<.>org<.>uk>

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