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.