Intangible cultural heritage is the practices, representations, expressions, as well as the knowledge and skills that people recognize as part of their cultural heritage.
Intangible cultural heritage is living heritage. People pass it on from one generation to the next. It is everywhere in today’s society; it is a source of cultural diversity, gives people a sense of identity and continuity, and contributes to sustainable development.
“Intangible heritage is the cultural equivalent of biodiversity: a range of creative solutions that people have come up with over time about how and where we live together.”— Workshop Intangible Heritage
Intangible cultural heritage (ICH) is part of the museum definition since at least 2007, and part of the museum practice for much longer. Museums as diverse as Norway’s Coastal Heritage Museum, the city museum of Rotterdam, the Alpine Museum in Bern, and the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie is Aubusson preserve, document, research, and present different forms of living heritage for current and future generations. There are similarities between the new participatory method to museums and approaches to ICH.Continue Reading Read More »