The Heritage Directory

                                                                                                                                The section on organisations includes key building conservation organisations, government bodies, the six national amenity societies, professional bodies, trade associations, societies, trusts and international organisations.


AABC Register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation

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Architectural Heritage Fund
Founded in 1976, it provides advice and financial assistance for projects undertaken by building preservation trusts.

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Art Workers Guild
The Guild is a society of artists, craftsmen and designers originally founded by the leaders of the Arts and Crafts movement in the 1890s.

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Association for Industrial Archaeology

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Association for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Buildings
The Association, founded in 1968, has members meetings on all aspects of building conservation and is well known for the publication ASCHB Transactions.

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Association of Independent Organ Advisers
A specialist organisation of accredited professionals formed in 1996 for impartial advice on the conservation and installation of organs.

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BIOS British Institute of Organ Studies

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Brick Development Association
The Association has represented the brick industry for many years in Britain and provides a number of very useful general and technical publications.

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British Society of Master Glass Painters

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Building Limes Forum
The Forum promotes understanding of building limes and their use.

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CARE Register Conservation : Accreditation Register for Engineers
Accredited conservation register for civil and structural engineers run by the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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Website: Ice.org.uk
Carpenters Fellowship
Promotes communication, training and knowledge in historic and contemporary timber framed buildings.

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Church Monuments Society

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Churches Conservation Trust
The 1968 Pastoral Measure allows for churches which have been made redundant by the Church of England, for which the diocese has been unable to find any alternative use and which are of exceptional historic, architectural or archaeological significance, to be vested in the Trust by the Church Commissioners.

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Cinema Theatre Association
Founded in 1967 the Association is dedicated to cinema history including the protection of historic cinemas.

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Civic Voice

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CLA Country Land and Business Association ( formerly the Country Landowners Association )
Organisation for owners of land, property and businesses, including many heritage assets, in rural England and Wales since 1907, .

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CoHT Conservation of Historic Thatch Committee

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Common Ground
Common Ground promotes local distinctiveness in England including Parish Maps, Apple Day and Flora Britannica.

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Conservation Register (see also ICON Institute of Conservation)
The Conservation Register is operated by the Institute of Conservation. It was first set up in 1988 by the Conservation Unit of the Museums & Galleries Commission. It includes conservator restorers, including accreditation status, in the field of the decorative arts and antiques, which also includes architectural conservation.

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Construction History Society

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Council for British Archaeology

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CPRE Campaign to Protect Rural England
Founded in 1926 to protect the English countryside.

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CRA Concrete Repair Association

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Devon Earth Building Association
The Association was formed in 1991 to promote the traditional practice of building in earth or cob in South West England.

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DOCOMOMO International
Docomomo is the international committee for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the modern movement, founded in 1988.

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DOCOMOMO-UK
The UK branch of the international committee for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the modern movement.

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Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain

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Ecclesiological Society
Founded in 1879, the successor of the Cambridge Camden Society, for those who are interested in church arts, architecture or liturgy.

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Website: Ecclsoc.org
English Heritage

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English Stone Forum

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Europa Nostra
Founded in 1963, Europa Nostra, is a European federation for cultural heritage, representating 250 non-government heritage organisations in 45 countries.

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Folly Fellowship

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Friends of Friendless Churches
Founded in 1957 for the preservation of ancient and beautiful but redundant churches and now own 38 former churches.

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Garden History Society

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Georgian Group

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Heritage Lottery Fund

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Historic Buildings & Places (Formerly the Ancient Monument Society)
The organistion is one of the National Amenity Societies, founded in 1924. As a consultee, it is concerned with all ages of historic buildings and is well know for its annual publication, Transactions.

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Historic Chapels Trust
The Historic Chapels Trust (HCT) was established in 1993 to take into ownership redundant chapels and other places of worship in England which are of outstanding architectural importance and historic interest.

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Historic England

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Historic Gardens Foundation
Worldwide network for those interested in historic gardens.

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Historic Royal Palaces
Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace. The nature of its work means it has extensive knowledge of conservation issues.

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ICCROM International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Founded in 1959 by UNESCO as the, International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property ICCROM is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to the conservation of cultural heritage with 128 member states.

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ICOMOS International Council on Monuments and Sites
ICOMOS, founded by UNESCO in 1957, is an international non-governmental organization of professionals, dedicated to the conservation of the world's historic monuments and sites.

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ICON, the Institute of Conservation
Icon represents professional conservators in the uk, including architectural conservators. (see also the Conservation Register above)

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IIC International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Founded in 1950 as the International Institute for the Conservation of Museum Objects, it is a global membership organisation for conservation professionals; with over two thousand members, in over fifty countries. The IIC seeks to promote the knowledge, methods and working standards needed to protect and preserve historic and artistic works, throughout the world.

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Institute of British Organ Building
The Institute is the professional association for Organ Builders and includes an accreditation register.

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Website: www.ibo.co.uk
INTBAU International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism
INTBAU is a world wide organisation dedicated to the support of traditional building, the maintenance of local character and the creation of better places to live.

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Listed Property Owners Club
Established in 1993, the Club provides an advice service for listed building owners, magazine and annual show..

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Lutyens Trust

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Mausolea and Monuments Trust

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Milestone Society

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National Society Of Master Thatchers

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National Trust

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NHIG National Heritage Ironwork Group
NHIG is dedicated to the preservation of wrought ironwork through promoting high standards of conservation,including working towards accreditation and guidelines .

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OWHC Organization of World Heritage Cities
The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) was founded in 1993, a non-governmental international organization. The organization is made up of 227 cities in which are located sites included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its aims include management and strategies pertaining to the development and preservation of historic sites, aligned to the UNESCO World Heritage Convention and the ICMOS International Charter for the Conservation of Historic Towns.
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Website: www.ovpm.org
Plant Heritage (formerly National Council for the Conservation of Plants & Gardens)
Founded in 1978 as the NCCPG, the charity encourages the conservation of cultivated plants in the British Isles, including the National Plant Collections.

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Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment

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Royal Institute of British Architects

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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

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Website: www.rics.org
Royal Town Planning Institute

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SAHGB Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain

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SALVO
Salvo was founded in 1991 and provides information on architectural salvage dealers worldwide. The Salvo Theft Alerts started in 1992 and the Salvo Code started in 1995 help prevent architect theft and unauthorised removal of items from historic buildings.

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Save Our Parsonages

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Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

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Society of Antiquaries of London
The Society was founded by Royal Charter in 1751 to encourage, advance and further the study and knowledge of antiquities.

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Steel Window Association

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Stone Federation Great Britain

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Stone Roofing Association

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Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society TACS

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Traditional Paint Forum

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UNESCO World Heritage Centre

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Victorian Society

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Wallpaper History Society

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War Memorials Trust

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Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

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World Monuments Fund

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World Monuments Fund Britain

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