This year 'Heritage Counts' looks at the skills within the historic environment, including research into the current and future skill needs of the sector, looking at where skill gaps currently exist and the most effective ways to address them.
To explore the theme, 'Heritage Counts' 2013 has drawn on several pieces of new research:
- A literature review, bringing together previous research on skills in the historic environment.
- Research into the skills of historic environment specialists in local authorities.
- A Survey of skills gaps and shortages across the historic environment and cultural heritage sector.
- Findings from the latest update of ‘Repair, Maintenance and Retrofit of Traditional Buildings Skills’.
The full reports for the research above can be downloaded separately from the Historic Environment and Skills page.
In addition to the research into skills, 'Heritage Counts' reports annually on a number of indicators for the historic environment, which is used by the sector to determine priorities and contribute towards the development of policy. The data is available at national, regional and wherever possible, local level and can be found on the indicators page.