Cultural heritage innovation: Opportunities for international development
The latest report released by the UK National Commission for UNESCO shows that the UK’s world-leading innovative practices in the cultural heritage sector have significantly contributed to the UK Government’s international development objectives. This has been mainly achieved by forging partnership between heritage researchers in the UK and researchers, policymakers, the private sector and development initiatives around the world. And the impact is well beyond the cultural field.
The report further identifies
the major challenges faced by the UK’s cultural heritage sector in maximizing its
potential for promoting international development and provides 15
recommendations to UK Government and funders to address those issues.
“The sheer range of UK institutions and examples of innovative practices in cultural heritage for the benefit of people around the world, and the UK economy, contained within these pages demonstrates the importance of the UK cultural heritage sector,” said Rebecca Pow, MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism.