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International Symposium on Intangible Cultural Heritage

On Wednesday 4 November, Museums Galleries Scotland will be hosting For Everyone: The Role of Living Culture in Identities and Sustainable Community Development, an international symposium on Intangible Cultural Heritage in a multicultural context exploring human rights issues, at Summerhall in Edinburgh. The keynote presentation will be delivered by Dr Janet Blake, consultant to UNESCO and contributor to the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

It should be a stimulating day with a mix of practitioners, policymakers and academics. There will be other short presentations as well as Janet’s piece, from Máiréad Nic Craith, Harriet Deacon, Jorijn Neyrinck and Ananya Bhattacharya, and the programme is being built further at the moment. For those that can’t make it to Scotland the event will live streamed and support materials provided if others would like to facilitate a workshop remotely and then feedback to the live event. The day will be a mix of presentation, Q&A, interactive workshops, networking opportunities and live performances of ICH practice in Scotland.

Tickets are available here.