During this two-day conference, we wish to explore the innovating and transformational power/capacity that intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and its safeguarding brings into museums today, and vice versa.
We welcome case descriptions from museums in Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Italy and Switzerland that address the topic of intangible cultural heritage and innovation / transformation from different perspectives:
Three museums per country will be selected to attend the two-day meeting. Candidates can find more information about the practical aspects in the Guidelines.
By completing the online submission form by November 9, 2018, elaborating on your inspiring example, you can submit your application for attending the two-day meeting in Aubusson. The members of the IMP Steering Group will assess the submissions and inform you by November 23, 2018 whether your proposal is accepted.
For this call for proposals, we take into considerations applications that have as their subject ‘intangible cultural heritage’ as described in the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage:
Article 2 - Definitions
For the purposes of this Convention
1. The “intangible cultural heritage” means the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage. This intangible cultural heritage, transmitted from generation to generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups in response to their environment, their interaction with nature and their history, and provides them with a sense of identity and continuity, thus promoting respect for cultural diversity and human creativity. For the purposes of this Convention, consideration will be given solely to such intangible cultural heritage as is compatible with existing international human rights instruments, as well as with the requirements of mutual respect among communities, groups and individuals, and of sustainable development.
2. The “intangible cultural heritage”, as defined in paragraph 1 above, is manifested inter alia in the following domains:
3. “Safeguarding”* means measures aimed at ensuring the viability of the intangible cultural heritage, including the identification, documentation, research, preservation, protection, promotion, enhancement, transmission, particularly through formal and non-formal education, as well as the revitalization of the various aspects of such heritage.
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