Safeguarding Sarawak's intangible cultural heritage: A knowledge management approach
The importance of indigenous knowledge is receiving increasing recognition. Some cultural institutions (CI) are responsible for safeguarding indigenous knowledge and they acquire, document, and record works and images of indigenous knowledge which are contained or embedded in the intangible cultural heritage (ICH) of their indigenous communities such as songs, rituals, arts, and medical wisdom. These items of ICH become ‘knowledge objects’ or ‘representations of knowledge’ when documented, which are unlikely to represent the indigenous people's knowledge holistically. Indigenous knowledge embedded in the ICH requires interpretations of the processes, rituals, experiences and practices from the indigenous communities.
Intangible Cultural heritage, communities, participatory methodologies, indigenous knowledge, Cultural Institutions, Archive
BOLHASSAN, Rashidah (2018) "Safeguarding Sarawak's intangible cultural heritage: A knowledge management approach". Thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria University of Wellington. New Zealand.