‘Hands-On Heritage’ Project

‘Hands-On Heritage’ Project by Ulster Architectural Heritage (UAH) kindly supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

From traditional to technological, the project aims to transform the way UAH works to support people and communities to engage with the historic environment in NI. Over a 3 year period the project will provide a programme that combines the reinvigoration of traditional means heritage engagement and outreach, with the introduction of a new range of digital engagement models and technologies, to better connect people and communities with built heritage.

This includes
  • A library of attractive, engaging and accessible ‘Heritage: How to?’ short guides;
  • An online portal to link short guides to associated in-depth, and updateable online toolkit;
  • Heritage Recording/Reporting App;
  • Roadshows and workshops to develop: volunteer/community led heritage recording and local lists;
  • Webpage where uploads to the recording and reporting app and project outputs are mapped;
  • Associated calendar competition and exhibition celebrating outputs of the project.
The first year of this project is the development phase whereby we will be consulting those in the sector to help steer the direction of themes for outputs, as well as gain valuable into the audiences that need most assistance. In the first year we will fully draft and develop the guides, the online toolkit and the app for use in years 2 and 3. It is this part that we require your help.

The second and third year of this project will see UAH carrying out public engagement activities, workshops, roadshows and working directly with a number of groups across Northern Ireland to develop their heritage projects.
At this stage we are inviting those who work, participate and engage with the historic environment to provide feedback in our preliminary survey to help us, help you, by shaping the outcomes of the project. We would greatly appreciate your input, and feel free to share with interested colleagues.

Link to the survey here: https://www.ulsterarchitecturalheritage.org.uk/handsonheritage/

For more information contact
Dr Connie Gerrow
Heritage Projects Officer – Hands-On Heritage
Ulster Architectural Heritage
Old Museum Building, 7 College Square North, Belfast, BT1 6AR.
T: 028 9055 0213
E: handsonheritage@uahs.org.uk
W: www.ulsterarchitecturalheritage.org.uk