The Importance Of Being Earnest About Cultural Heritage

Stupa as cultural heritage

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you can’t have failed to see at least some of the media commentary on ongoing cuts to funding for cultural heritage (which I’m broadly defining as including intangible heritage, historic built environment, and archaeological investigation) . You might think, so what? Why is Culture important when the British economy shrank by 1.5% in the first quarter of 2021? Isn’t it right that we focus on supporting medicine, engineering, physical and biological sciences, dentistry, nursing and other healthcare disciplines that do tangible good? Isn’t Culture just a nice airy-fairy add on? Well, culture matters if you want to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Landward Research Ltd in Japan

Ben Lewis, Landward Research Ltd’s Cultural Heritage Projects Researcher, is now based in Tokyo. Ben continues to contribute to ongoing projects, and can be contacted to discuss new initiatives at ben.lewis@landward.eu.

Summer Internship Opportunity

Job Description       Intern Period                    Eight or Twelve weeks in summer 2015 Reward                  Tax free training allowance – £250 / week   About the Company Landward Research Ltd was established in 1997, initially to do archaeological fieldwork and heritage management projects. It became a limited company in 1999 and was then dormant between 2001 and 2010 when […]

Compare and Contrast

Kenneth Aitchison has recently had an article published simultaneously in Icon News and The Archaeologist, examining the comparable professions of archaeology and conservation through the labour market intelligence produced in the Archaeology Labour Market Intelligence: Profiling the Profession 2012-13 and Conservation Labour Market Intelligence reports.  COMPARE AND CONTRAST Kenneth Aitchison examines the similarities and differences […]

The Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage Skills Survey

Landward Research Ltd is delighted to announce that Creative and Cultural Skills have published The Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage Skills Survey. This report, written on CCSkills and English Heritage‘s behalf (the report will contribute to Heritage Counts 2014) by TBR, together with Landward Research, Pomegranate and Qa Research, presents data on skills issues across […]

Landward Research Ltd

Landward Research Ltd is a labour market intelligence, skills development and monitoring & evaluation consultancy. We are committed to developing people's skills to support communities and to protect environmental assets around the world. We are a not-for-distributable-profit social enterprise with offices or staff in Sheffield, Edinburgh, Musselburgh, Stoke-upon-Trent and New Mexico from which we seek […]