International heritage organisations
The European Heritage Network
The European Heritage Network gathers and makes accessible a wide range of cultural heritage information from countries in the Council of Europe. The Network exists to encourage and facilitate projects and partnerships.
Website: The European Heritage Network
ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) is an international non-governmental organization of professionals, dedicated to the conservation of the world's historic monuments and sites.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish scientific breakthroughs. Education, Social and Natural Science, Culture and Communication are the means to a far more ambitious goal: to build peace in the minds of men.
Website: UNESCO World Heritage
New Zealand Historic Places Trust
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust is the country's leading heritage agency whose mission is to keep New Zealand's heritage places alive and useful. The Trust's activities relate to the recognition, protection and promotion of New Zealand's historic and cultural heritage.
Website: New Zealand Historic Places Trust
National Trust (UK)
The National Trust is a charity and is completely independent of Government. They protect and open to the public over 300 historic houses and gardens and 49 industrial monuments and mills. They also look after forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, downs, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, castles, nature reserves, villages - for ever, for everyone.
Website: The National Trust (UK)
English Heritage exists to protect and promote England's spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood.
Website: English Heritage
National Trust for Historic Preservation (US)
The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize its communities.
National Register of Historic Places (US)
The National Register of Historic Places is the Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources. Properties listed in the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Website: National Register of Historic Places
Canadian Heritage is responsible for national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians.
Website: Canadian Heritage
Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)
The Canadian Heritage Information Network's Mission is to promote the development, the presentation and preservation of Canada's digital heritage content for current and future generations of Canadians.