The Intangible Cultural Heritage and Museums Project (IMP) is an initiative that explore ICH “approaches, interactions and practices on intangible cultural heritage in museums in Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy and France”.
In line with the UNESCO 2003 Convention, the IMP highlights the role of museums in ICH safeguarding and supporting communities, groups or individuals who wish to transmit their cultural practices to future generations.
In order to build the capacities of museums, IMP is developing different actions, such as: international conferences and expert meetings on ICH topics; co-creation activities between ICH practitioners and museums; highlighting and sharing of good practices in the museums and creating “a methodological toolbox with and for museum professionals”.
IMP is an initiative of Werkplaats immaterieel erfgoed (BE), Dutch Centre for Intangible Heritage (NL), SIMDEA (IT), Verband der Museen der Schweiz (CH) and CFPCI (FR), co-funded by the EU program ‘Creative Europe’, the Flemish Government and the Swiss Federal Office of Culture.
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