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Held in Trust Project Updates

Stay up-to-date with information about Held in Trust project milestones, events, and resources, below.

Areas of Study Summaries

Each of the areas of study will be discussed in full in the final report, and summary reports are now available.

National Convening

We thank everyone who joined us for the National Convening on April 28, 2023, to celebrate the culmination of Held in Trust! The Convening took place in Washington, DC, at the Library of Congress. The full program was livestreamed via the our YouTube channel and can be watched any time.



Additional Projects

  • Climate Resilience Resources for Cultural Heritage, a further cooperative agreement under Held in Trust with the National Endowment for the Humanities, will result in an interactive climate risk map, learning modules, and communities of practice to help cultural institutions and heritage sites prepare for and mitigate climate-related environmental hazards.

Discussion Forum

You can also engage in discussion about project topics and outcomes on the Held in Trust Discussion Forum, which is open to everyone. Join the Forum to get insights on areas of study, methodology, and more!


If you have questions about the project, or would like to get involved, you can reach out to Held in Trust project team members by emailing