Heritage is central to our identity, wellbeing and resilience in the face of global challenges. We make a difference to society by offering new perspectives on relationships between past, present and future. The way we understand, conserve and represent heritage has important social, environmental, political and economic implications, and is particularly vital to identity, memory, and sense of place. We examine how ideas of a shared past are created and contested through diverse forms of tangible and intangible heritage. Integrating research in the humanities and the sciences, including digital and museological approaches, we work with communities, heritage professionals and policy-makers, to create sustainable futures through collaborative heritage practices.