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ICOMOS-UK’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee secures ACE funding for its innovative project- ‘Exploring Intangible Cultural Heritage in Museum Contexts’

ICOMOS-UK’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee (ICHC) has been funded fifteen thousand pounds by the Arts Council England to facilitate five one day workshops which will be planned and executed jointly with selected museums and local communities in the South-East region, England. The project will explore intangible elements in museum collections and identify how these new dimensions could be used as a catalyst for audience engagement and participation. An independent evaluation and a publication will record the various methodologies tested during the project for sharing with others in the museum sector.

The participating museums are: Weald and Downland Living Museum, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, The Cambridge Museum and Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery.

The project is also expected to raise awareness about intangible cultural heritage (ich) among museum staff, practicing communities comprising lone practitioners, small voluntary groups and NGOs, and the wider public. Artists would be employed to bring together all three groups to identify connections between the tangible collections located in museums and local landscapes and the past and evolving cultural traditions or living heritage being safeguard by local people to pass on to future generations.

For further information visit the ICOMOS website here

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