Intangible Cultural Heritage as Space for Multidisciplinary Interaction. International Review

UDC 008

Valentyna Demian

SCO Development Centre “Democracy through Culture”, Kyiv.

ORCID 0000-0002-2970-8470


Keywords: intangible cultural heritage, UNESCO Convention, ICH safeguarding, cultural policy.

Abstract. The article analyses cultural policies for Intangible cultural heritage (ICH) using the example of some European countries, State Parties of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. In particular, the special attention is paid to measures and programmes related to research, safeguarding, ICH promotion, knowledge transfer and education. One can find here references to master and bachelor programmes and courses in France and Italy along with mention about special research and educational initiatives in European countries, like Osmose and WikiPatrimoine in France, special courses on ethnology and anthropology in Italian universities, etc. Another important issue is the practice of inventorying and documentation on different levels, national and regional or local. The article analyses the inventorying systems in Spain, France and Italy, responsible and/or supporting organizations, objectives and results. The proposed review certificates that the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage has become not only the important direction but an integral, and often a critical, part of cultural policies of the majority of state parties of the UNESCO Convention 2003.

Author Biography.

Valentyna Demian, SCO Development Centre “Democracy through Culture”, Kyiv.


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Published: November 22, 2018.

Vol 14 No 2 (2018).