Sara Crofts

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Sara
Crofts
Heritage Lottery Fund
London

I studied architecture at Edinburgh College of Art where I specialised in historic building conservation and subsequently worked for a number of architectural practices focusing on the repair and conservation of historic buildings in both Edinburgh and Cumbria. I most recently spent 11 years working for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) where I was Deputy Director and Head of Casework. I also ran the SPAB's Faith in Maintenance project – a five-year HLF-funded programme to provide training and support for those who maintain historic places of worship. I joined the HLF in June 2015 as Head of Historic Environment and have a particular interest in architecture, building conservation, archaeology and place-making.

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  • Yesterday we hosted an engaging live chat about archives , with a host of expert guest who have worked with everything from photos and glass plate negatives, to sound recordings, and even seal blubber stove smoke-stained diaries, maps and letters! It was great to hear about the variety of routes... read more

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  • As part of the HLF South East England Team’s focus on LGBT+ Heritage, we welcome Beth Asbury, the project manager for Out in Oxford , to have a chat with us. The Out In Oxford project, based at the Pitt Rivers Museum, created an LGBT+ Heritage Trail across all of the University of Oxford’s... read more

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  • We have compiled a short handout containing top tips for planning and delivering a project focused on, or involving, community archaeology. It covers: The archaeology project life-cycle Types of activities that can be included Rough guide to costs and support needs Important points to consider... read more

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    Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
  • HLF recently spoke to Sado Jirde , Director at the Black South West Network (BSWN), about the HLF-supported There IS Black In The Union Jack project (#ThereISBlackInTheUnionJack). Sado, There IS Black In The Union Jack is a film and history project by BSWN which looks at the relationships between... read more

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