MEMORIAMEDIA Review

Intangible Cultural Heritage

Map of e-Inventories of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Mapa dos e-Inventários do Património Cultural Imaterial
Filomena Sousa
IF Researcher FCT – Memória Imaterial
MEMORIAMEDIA Review 1. Art. 1. 2017

One of the main objectives of inventorying elements of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) is the systematized register and organization of knowledge produced in respect of this heritage. Article 12 of the Convention (UNESCO, 2003) refers to the need to promote the ICH inventory as a key tool for the ICH safeguard and all elements applying for enrolment in one of the two worldwide lists of ICH have, necessarily, to be listed in an Inventory. Mostly for this reason, in the last 10 years multiple processes of inventory have begun and, in order to comply with the recommendation of public access, resorting the Web became a logical option. The Map of e-Inventories of Intangible Cultural Heritage presented in this paper enables direct access to 158 e-inventories through the links marked in countries where these were carried out. This paper presents a preliminary analysis of some of the data that characterize these inventories, and calls for the participation in the review and update of this mapping.

The definition of “ICH e-inventory” adopted by the project includes: online published inventories with free access, of or about expressions of one or more domains of the intangible cultural heritage – "oral traditions and expressions, including language as a vehicle of the intangible cultural heritage; performing arts; social practices, rituals and festive events; knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe; traditional craftsmanship" (UNESCO, 2003, no.2, art.2). For this purpose, are not considered: inventories in preparatory stage without available content; web sites with exclusively touristic information or denominative lists in which do not appear, at least, a description or transcription of the cultural expressions included in the inventory.

 

Um dos principais objetivos da inventariação de elementos do Património Cultural Imaterial (PCI) é o registo sistematizado e a organização do conhecimento produzido sobre esse património. O art.º 12.º da Convenção (UNESCO, 2003) refere a necessidade de se promoverem os inventários PCI e qualquer elemento candidato à inscrição numa das duas listas mundiais do PCI tem, obrigatoriamente, de figurar num Inventário. Muito por esse motivo, nos últimos 10 anos, iniciaram-se vários processos de inventariação e, para respeitar a recomendação do acesso público, o recurso à Web tornou-se uma opção lógica. O Mapa dos e-inventários do Património Cultural Imaterial apresentado neste artigo permite aceder diretamente a 158 e-inventários a partir dos links assinalados nos países onde estes foram realizados. Neste artigo apresenta-se uma análise preliminar de alguns dados que caracterizam esses inventários e apela-se à participação na revisão e atualização deste mapeamento.

 

Keywords: intangible cultural heritage, inventory, digital platforms, communities.

Palavras-chave: património cultural imaterial, inventário, plataformas digitais, comunidades.

 

 

IF INVESTIGADOR FCT

This research is funded by FCT- Fundação Para a Cência e Tecnologia – Foundation for Science and Technology  [IF/00725/2015/CP1281/CT0001].

 

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