HEREIN System – European Heritage Policies
The HEREIN System gathers and makes accessible a wide range of cultural heritage information from 42 countries in the Council of Europe,providing an overview of heritage policies pursued by European countries. The system exists to form a unique cooperative network between ministries responsible for heritage management, and between the States and the Council of Europe.
ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) is an international non-governmental organisation of professionals, dedicated to the conservation of the world's historic monuments and sites.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) - was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialised United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish scientific breakthroughs. Education, Social and Natural Science, Culture and Communication are the means to a far more ambitious goal: to build peace in the minds of the world’s people.
Heritage New Zealand (Pouhere Taonga)
Heritage New Zealand is the country's leading heritage agency whose mission is to keep New Zealand's heritage places alive and useful. Its activities relate to the recognition, protection and promotion of New Zealand's historic and cultural heritage.
Website: Heritage New Zealand
National Trust (UK)
The National Trust is a charity and is completely independent of Government. It protects and opens to the public over 300 historic houses and gardens and 49 industrial monuments and mills. It also looks after forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, downs, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, castles, nature reserves, villages - for ever, for everyone.
Website: The National Trust (UK)
English Heritage exists to protect and promote England's spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood.
Website: English Heritage
National Trust for Historic Preservation (US)
The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalise its communities.
National Register of Historic Places (US)
The National Register of Historic Places is the Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Authorised under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect historic and archeological resources. Properties listed in the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Website: National Register of Historic Places
Canadian Heritage is responsible for national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians.
Website: Canadian Heritage
Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)
The Canadian Heritage Information Network's mission is to promote the development, presentation and preservation of Canada's digital heritage content for current and future generations of Canadians.