Tackling Heritage Crime

We define Heritage Crime as ‘any offence which harms the value of England’s heritage assets and their settings to this and future generations.’ Threats include metal theft, criminal damage like arson, illicit trade of cultural objects and unlawful metal detecting.Read more

How the vote was won

This year marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918 granted women over 30 with certain property qualifications the right to vote. We take a look at some of the key people, places and moment in the campaign.Read more

In Suburbia: Cottage Exhibitions

During the 20th century a number of houses have been built for demonstration purposes as much as occupation. One idea that caught the public imagination was for an area of dwellings in a variety of designs that could be visited as a temporary exhibition. The purpose of such displays was often to show examples of well-designed, low-cost housing or showcase innovation in planning and building methods and materials. There were precedents for this kind of display but it was theRead more