Local Heritage Organisations

Cape Town Heritage Trust
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Western Cape Provincial Heritage Authority – known as Heritage Western Cape.
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Historical Archaeology, UCT
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National Heritage Organisations

Durban’s Architectural Heritage Committee’s
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Heritage South Africa
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South African Heritage Resources Agency
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The Simon van der Stel Foundation

International Heritage Organisations

The Building Crafts & Conservation Trust
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Building Conservation
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Historic Farm Buildings Group
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Institute of Historic Building Conservation
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National Trust of Australia
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Researching Historic Buildings
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Ryedale Vernacular Building Materials Research Group
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The Somerset Vernacular Building Research Group
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The Scottish Lime Centre Trust
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Vernacular Architecture Group
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Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group (YVBSG)
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The mission of the Cape Town Heritage Trust is to conserve the architectural, cultural and natural heritage of Cape Town and its environs for the benefit of the inhabitants of the City and of the nation at large.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
In January 2003, Heritage Western Cape was established as the provincial heritage resources authority for the province in terms of the National Heritage Resources Act, 25 of 1999. It is responsible for promoting co-operation between national, provincial and local authorities for the identification, conservation and management of heritage resources for all communities in the Western Cape.
Conservation of heritage resources has cultural, political, educational, and economic value that can contribute to the successful development of the Western Cape.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
The Historical Archaeology Research Group (HARG) was established within the Department of Archaeology in 1987 to bring together archaeologists and other researchers actively interested in the history of the last six hundred years, and to introduce the sub-discipline of historical archaeology to UCT. HARG acts as an umbrella group for people from a range of disciplines, and offers a home for visiting historical archaeologists, a network of contacts, a resource centre and a laboratory.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Their objectives are to promote, foster and advance the conservation and restoration of the unique heritage of the areaPowered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Heritage South Africa was established in 1959 as the Simon van der Stel Foundation and is currently the largest, best known and oldest national non-governmental (NGO) involved with heritage conservation. It is a non-profitable section 21 company with ten affiliated member organisations with almost two thousand enthusiastic volunteers.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
To provide for the identification, conservation, protection and promotion of South African heritage for the present and future generations.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
The Trust promotes training in the traditional building skills required for the conservation of historic buildings and manages workshop and on-site training programmes. There is no fixed programme for individual applicants, but the Trust will respond to requests by groups of ten or more on most building conservation topics.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Information on various aspects of building conservation for practitioners and owners.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
The Group aims to promote the study and appreciation of historic farm buildings.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
ICOMOS (the International Council on Monuments and Sites), is an internationally recognised non-government body that works to promote the world-wide application of theory, methodology and scientific techniques to the conservation, protection and enhancement of monuments and sites.
The organisation is UNESCO’s principal advisor on heritage conservation, including the evaluation of cultural properties proposed for inscription on the World Heritage List. ICOMOS seeks to establish international standards for the preservation, restoration and management of the cultural environment.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
The IHBC is the principal professional body for building conservation practitioners and historic environment specialists working in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with connections to the Republic of Ireland.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
The National Trust’s vision is to live in a community which understands, values and enjoys its heritage; a natural, built and cultural heritage that creates our unique Australian character…Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
It includes hints on planning a research programme, and clues to finding and understanding useful sources. There are bibliographies on everything from architects to Victorian architecture. There are quick guides to archives. There are introductions to a wide range of building types and architectural styles, plus the development of towns and villages. Eccesiastical sources are such a big topic that the Church gets a section to itself.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
A multi-disciplinary research group formed to bring together interested groups, societies, institutions and individuals who have an interest in the vernacular buildings of Ryedale, North Yorkshire, and in particular the building stones and source quarries.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
The Somerset Vernacular Building Research Group is a voluntary organisation founded in 1979 to record and study the traditional houses and buildings of this historic county. In particular, farmhouses, cottages, the smaller manor houses and barns which are in the local style and built of local materials.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
The Scottish Lime Centre Trust (SLCT) was established in 1994 as a ‘not for profit’ organisation registered as a charity in Scotland. Its aims are to promote for the public benefit the appropriate repair of Scotland’s traditional and historic buildings; advance education through the provision of advice, training and practical experience in the use of lime for the repair and conservation of such buildings and promote and further the preservation and development of Scottish building traditional, crafts and skills.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5

The Vernacular Architecture Group was formed in 1952 to further the study of traditional buildings, originally those of the British Isles. In recent years, its membership and publications have also reflected a growing interest in buildings from other parts of the world.

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By studying buildings in detail, and using documentary and oral evidence from a variety of sources, the Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group (formerly the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Vernacular Buildings Study Group) is building up a picture of the different styles of local architecture.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5