HTN announces a new partnership with Culture Syndicates

The Heritage Trust Network is delighted to announce a new partnership with Nottingham-based Culture Syndicates, a social enterprise that creates paid developmental opportunities for emerging professionals and championing sustainable workforce development.

At the end of a very bleak year for many of our members, we’re looking forward to an exciting 2021, when HTN and Culture Syndicates will be exploring opportunities for members to engage international audiences and attract funding in new ways.

Conference attendees will already be aware of the work that Culture Syndicates’ Neville Stankley and Feixue Huangdu are already undertaking on behalf of HTN members. Feixue is currently in China exploring opportunities for audience engagement, international funding and reciprocal events and exhibitions. Promotional videos were recently created to spread awareness of the Network and its members to Chinese local authorities and businesses featuring Cromford Mills, Wentworth Woodhouse, Scottish Historic Buildings Trust, Caernarfon Castle and the Silverstone Experience.

Feixue, who is a former journalist and TV presenter, graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a Museum and Heritage Development Masters degree in December 2019. She has since been appointed as one of Nottingham’s Heritage Champions and won the Judges’ Special Prize in the 2019 East Midlands Regional Heritage Awards. Feixue is a social media influencer in her native China, with over 1 million followers. She has already gained the admiration of the East Midlands museums sector with live streaming from Nottinghamshire museums, in fact her live stream from the Ruddington Village Museum secured over 400,000 views. Feixue is passionate about UK heritage and she has aspirations for helping make UK culture better known to Chinese audiences that have a vast appetite for UK heritage, whilst raising income to help the sustainability of the heritage venues themselves.

Feixue is already encouraging us to think outside the box and to consider new, international audiences that will engage with our members. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with both Feixue and Culture Syndicates and are grateful to the Heritage Fund and players of the National Lottery for enabling this partnership.

We will be sharing more information as our plans develop, but in the meantime you can find out more by watching the Culture Syndicates session from our 2020 Conference.

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