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Don’t take heritage for granted

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So says our Director-General Dame Fiona Reynolds.

The Guardian published yesterday Fiona’s speech from Sussex Conversations: Preserving our material and cultural legacy, a debate hosted by the University of Sussex at the Royal Institution on 19 January 2011.

She asked tricky questions about where the balance of responsibility for safeguarding our heritage lies – the Government, through legislation and policy, such as the National Planning Policy Framework, or civic society. She also made emphatic points about why our heritage is so important, yet sadly under-resourced at a national level.

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