Mission: Heritance coordinates a network of museum professionals who provide skills, knowledge, and services free of charge to museums in some of the poorest and most remote regions of the globe. To read our executive summary: http://www.heritance.org/corpdocs/Heritance_ExecutiveSummary_071106.pdf
Results: Heritance has established partnerships with over 20 museums on four continents and an international network of museum professionals who have delivered a full-range of technical and financial services free of charge to museums.
Target demographics: Community-based museums world-wide, often in regions afflicted by poverty, disease or strife—currently including museums in Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, France.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 18-24 museums and their stakeholders -- staff, volunteers, board members, international specialists who do research on their collections.
Pure intention, transparency, passion, dedication, willingness to grow and incorporate new approaches... this organization from it's inception has been extraordinary. Helmed by a brilliant and committed woman, great work is already happening around the globe and developing geometrically. I have witnessed the vision of this non-profit become very real and effect change in inspirational and yet concrete ways.