Academic journal presents findings from the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Museums Project

A special issue of the academic journal Volkskunde presents findings and expertise from the international Intangible Cultural Heritage and Museums Project (IMP), which ran from 2017 to 2020. NEMO contributed to the Creative Europe funded project as an associated partner.

The Volkskunde issue Transforming, Not Saving. Intangible Cultural Heritage, Museums and/or the World contributes to the growing dynamics and recent developments around safeguarding intangible cultural heritage together with museums.

In early 2020, the actors from the IMP project published the book Museums and intangible cultural heritage. Towards a third space in the heritage sector, which focuses on the many interfaces between the world of museums and that of intangible heritage. In addition, the project partners compiled an online toolkit, containing practical tips and instruments for the heritage sector. However, given the multitude of valuable insights generated by the IMP project not yet published, the idea arose for an additional publication: the Volkskunde special issue. The special issue places the debate on museums and safeguarding intangible cultural heritage high on the agenda of museology, anthropology, folklore studies, critical heritage studies and other transdisciplines.