Week 2 of Instant Pulse we asked the sector the following question:
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
“Heritage organisations are an integral part of the local community.”
How did you respond?
What else did you tell us?
“It all depends upon how open they are to engaging with the local community and sharing the joys, fascination and sometimes frustrations of exploring the heritage of what the local community wants to cherish”
“Heritage organisations lead our arts, culture and natural environment. Without them, everyone’s quality of life would be greatly diminished.“
“Heritage features give people a sense of belonging. They represent stability and continuity, and provide feelings of familiarity. Organisations that protect heritage also protect these sensibilities..”
“Heritage organisations definitely can be part of the local community. They should be part of the local community. But this is earned and not an automatic right.”
“It really depends on how “local” their heritage is, what community space they have (cafe used by locals) or whether they drive significant local visitor spend.”
“From being deeply delivering social value to a beautiful view on your walk past them to a sense of belonging to something rooted in the long term, at their best heritage places contribute to a sense of belonging and thriving communities“
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