Heritage Lincolnshire’s Chief Executive Officer becomes a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Liz Bates, CEO of Heritage Lincolnshire, has been invited to join the Royal Society of Arts in recognition of her role within this local charity and her long standing contribution to the heritage sector.

The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, based in RSA House in London, was established 260 years ago and its mission is to enrich society through ideas and action. By sharing innovative ideas and carrying out cutting-edge research, the Society builds networks and opportunities for people to collaborate – creating fulfilling lives and a flourishing society.

Liz Bates said: “I am thrilled to have been invited to become a Fellow of the RSA and I look forward to taking part in their events and projects. My aim is to promote the work of Heritage Lincolnshire to a wider audience and I am sure that our organisation will benefit hugely from the ideas and research shared within the network”

Adam Timmins, Head of Fellowship Development said “We are delighted that Liz has accepted our invitation to become a Fellow of the RSA. Our global network of 28,000 Fellows not only support our work, they also play a strong role in developing positive social change in their local areas. We are encouraged that the RSA’s Heritage project is helping to nurture a new network of Fellows with expertise in this area”

Recent research undertaken by the RSA ‘Networked Heritage’ demonstrates the value of heritage as a common public resource. The research shows that heritage is central to people’s sense of place and by working with communities to explore, record and celebrate their local heritage, significant social and economic benefits can be achieved. Heritage Lincolnshire’s work has demonstrated that these outcomes can make a measurable impact on the County and the charity works within several local, regional and national partnerships to achieve these outcomes for our communities and the people who live and work in them.

Further information on the RSA and its work on a national basis can be found at  https://www.thersa.org/