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Changing how we see heritage can help us build back better

Changing how we see heritage can help us build back better

"Heritage policymaking and economic policymaking have usually taken place separately. This is a big missed opportunity. Heritage has an important role to play in building back more inclusive local economies, communities and identities."

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Becca Antink

Researcher, Public Services and Communities

We’ve seen tourism and heritage are important to the economy. Can they help reduce inequality? Becca Antink looks at how local history is making a difference in communities across the UK and how the heritage sector can help us build back better.

Bridges to the Future


2nd June 2020

History has shown that crisis can be an opportunity for positive change. The RSA's ideas for innovation are about building bridges to a better future after the crisis has passed.

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Tuesday 14th April 2020 at 18:00


At a time of global crisis, RSA Public Events hosts a new series of online conversations with leading public thinkers to help us make sense of this moment.

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