Conference: ICOMOS UK September conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage in the UK

Intangible Cultural Heritage in the UK: promoting and safeguarding our
diverse living cultures
An ICOMOS-UK Conference – Saturday 20 September 2014
At The Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse West India Quay, London

*ICOMOS-UK Members: £65.00 / Non-members: £75.00 (includes light
refreshments and sandwich lunch)*

Storytelling, performing arts, social practices, rituals and festive
events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe, and
traditional crafts knowledge and skills are a key part of the UK’s
traditions and cultural heritage. They have also provided us with a means
of living and a way of life, while informing us of our history and shaping
our identities.

These intangible cultural practices are not static, like buildings and
artefacts—instead they continue to evolve as they are passed down from one
generation to the next. This brings with it a risk that some may not
survive, raising questions of what we value in our intangible cultural
heritage, and whether and how we should take steps to document and
safeguard it.

ICOMOS-UK presents the first-ever conference to focus exclusively on
Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in the UK, combining theoretical
contexts with practical examples. The primary aim of the conference is to
raise awareness about the different types of ICH, both rural and urban, as
practised by the UK’s culturally diverse groups of people.

The conference will also explore some of the key issues and challenges
relating to the safeguarding and transmission of traditions or living
cultural expressions to future generations.

This conference has been organised by the ICOMOS-UK Intangible Cultural
Heritage Committee in partnership with the Museum of London Docklands, and
is supported by the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Further details and a booking form are available at:
http://www.icomos-uk.org/about-us/events/intangible-cultural-heritage-conference-2014/

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