Heritage Help has been created by the JCNAS (Joint Committee of the National Amenity Societies), with the support of HistoricEngland, to offer information and advice on matters related to the management and protection of local historic environments. The JCNAS (Joint Committee of the National Amenity Societies) brings together a group of national societies interested in the historic environment of England and Wales. Seven bodies form its core membership: the Ancient Monuments Society, Council for British Archaeology, Garden History Society, Georgian Group, Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), Twentieth Century Society and Victorian Society. All are national, voluntary sector organisations. These societies are described in planning acts, government circulars and other guidance documents as 'The National Amenity Societies'. Together these societies represent many thousands of members who care about all aspects of the historic environment. Through this membership of enthusiasts, and the work of the professional staff in individual organisations, the JCNAS exists to promote understanding, appreciation and care of historic buildings, sites and landscapes. The core membership of the JCNAS works closely with a range of other organisations that share a concern for the historic environment. These include public-sector bodies such as Cadw and Historic England, organisations representing professional memberships such as the Institute for Historic Building Conservation, private owner-organisations such as the Historic Houses Association, as well as voluntary sector bodies with specialist interests such as the Association of Small Historic Towns and Villages (ASHTAV) and Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA). Links to all JCNAS members and associated organisations can be found in the Heritage Help directory. The core member-organisations of the JCNAS have a statutory position in the planning process as advisers on certain types of application. Additionally, each organisation is involved with activities such as advice-giving, campaigning, education and training, as well as offering a range of activities and events for members.
Hermès International S.A., or simply Hermès, is a French high fashion luxury goods manufacturer established in 1837 by Thierry Hermès. He created some of the finest wrought harnesses and bridles for the carriage trade, so that later specializes in leather, lifestyle accessories, home furnishings, perfumery, jewelry, watches and ready-to-wear. Its logo, since the 1950s, is of a Duc carriage with horse. Hermès has become an icon all over the world with so many wondrous stories and such an illustrious past, Hermes conjures up a story to it that many other fashion houses can’t even begin to compete alongside. The fact that the stunning bags they create remain so prized is a testament to the fashion house’s design brilliance and luxurious quality.
Honolulu, on the island of Oahu’s south shore, is capital of Hawaii and gateway to the U.S. island chain. The Waikiki neighborhood is its center for dining, nightlife, and shopping, famed for its iconic crescent beach backed by palms and high-rise hotels, with volcanic Diamond Head crater looming in the distance. Sites relating to the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor include the USS Arizona Memorial. In this cosmopolitan capital city, you’ll find everything from historic landmarks to fine dining to world-class shopping. Home to the majority of Oahu’s population, Honolulu stretches across the southeastern shores of the island, from Pearl Harbor to Makapuu Point, encompassing world-famous Waikiki Beach along the way.
St. Petersburg's most popular visitor attraction, and one of the world's largest and most prestigious museums, the Hermitage is a must-see for all first-time travellers to the city. With over 3 million items in its collection, it also definitely rewards repeat visits, and new-comers can only hope to get a brief taste of the riches on offer here, from Impressionist masterpieces to fascinating Oriental treasures. One estimate has it that you would need eleven years to view each exhibit on display for just one minute, so many visitors prefer to organize a guided tour to ensure they have time to catch all the collection's highlights. Art aficionados, however, may find it more rewarding to seek out for themselves the works that they are particularly interested in.The bulk of the Hermitage collection is housed in the Winter Palace, formerly the official residence of the Romanov Tsars, and its several annexes. However, there are a number of other sites that constitute part of the Hermitage, including the recently opened Storage Facility in the north of St. Petersburg, which offers guided tours through some of the museum's vast stocks. Our guide to visiting the Hermitage is designed to help you find your way around this enormous collection, with a detailed tour of the main site and individual information on each of the affiliated museums.