Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in the 2003 UNESCO Convention: a critical appraisal

  title={Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in the 2003 UNESCO Convention: a critical appraisal},
  author={Richard Kurin},
  journal={Museum International},
  pages={66 - 77}
  • R. Kurin
  • Published 1 May 2004
  • Sociology
  • Museum International
This critical article expounds on what 'intangible cultural heritage' is and the historical background of UNESCO's attempts to safeguard and protect the world's living cultural heritage in the wake of modernization, global mass culture and the diminishing of national identities. By the mid-1990s, as international awareness dramatically increased, UNESCO sponsored surveys of national actions (1995-99) as well as regional conferences, which led to a List of Intangible Masterpieces (2001) and a… Expand
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