Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage is an opportunity for museums. This toolkit provides you with all the content you may need to safeguard intangible cultural heritage in your organization. There are three categories:

  • The introduction category includes introductory publications on the topic of ICH & museums: books, visuals on the basics of ICH & museums, an overview framework and more.
  • The tools category includes practical tools to start working with ICH, including brainstorm exercises and workshops, guidelines, sets of guiding principles, et cetera.
  • The inspiration category includes inspiring case studies and co-creations, a bibliography, video testimonials, external toolkits with a focus on the topic of ICH & museums and a series of relevant background documents.

Click the category of your preference, or browse through the toolkit as a whole via the search box below.

Exploring Intangible Cultural Heritage in Museum Contexts (by ICOMOS)

Living traditions at the museum (by Verband der Museen der Schweiz)

Marilena Alivizatou: 'Intangible Heritage and the Museum. New perspectives on Cultural Preservation'

Nina Simon: The Participatory Museum

International Journal of Intangible Heritage

UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Protection and Promotion of Museums and Collections (2015)

Website of the UNESCO 2003 Convention

ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums

Resolution: Safeguarding and enhancing intangible cultural heritage in Europe

Capacity Building Programme of the 2003 Convention