International Conference: Intangible Cultural Heritage, Museums and Innovation (DAY 1)

The power of transformation 

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During this International conference, we will explore the innovating and transformational power/capacity that intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and its safeguarding brings into museums today, and vice versa.


  • Subscription to the International conference on Tuesday February 5, 2019 is open to 40 museum- and heritage professionals from France. Participation is free of charge (lunch and coffee breaks included). You can consult the program here and subscribe via this link.
  • People who are interested to also attend the Expert meeting on Wednesday February 6, 2019 (consult programme here) are asked to send an e-mail to, stating their name, organisation, e-mail address and phone number, and are asked to transfer 17 euro (covering for lunch and coffee) to 'Werkplaats immaterieel erfgoed': BE04 3800 1834 8431 (BIC: BBRUNEBB). Subscription to the Expert meeting on 06.02.2019  will be confirmed after we have received your bank transfer. 



05 February 2019 from 09:15 to 19:00
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La Cité internationale de la tapisserie (France)


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by Maison des Cultures du Monde - Centre français du Patrimoine Culturel Immateriél

& Cité Internationale de la tapisserie

9h35 Introduction: The Intangible Cultural Heritage & Museums Project

Intangble cultural heritage and museums: first results of the 2018 survey of the French Ministry of Culture - abstract

by Isabelle Chave - French Ministry of Culture

10h20 Coffee break 


Intangible Cultural Heritage and Museums: Exploring Interactions - abstract

by Ana Carvalho - University of Évora (PT)

11h35 The practitioner’s voice. Interview with practitioners of intangible cultural heritage on collaborating with museums
12h55 Lunch break 
14h05 Museums from throughout Europe present their inspiring cases on intangible cultural heritage and innovation (part 1)
15h15 Coffee break 
15h45 Museums from throughout Europe present their inspiring cases on intangible cultural heritage and innovation (part 2)

Reflections on the day

by Cécile Duvelle

18h00 Presentation of the collaboration between the Cité Internationale de la tapisserie & Théâtre des Origines: 'PCI qu'es aquò?'  


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