Category: Key Concepts

The definition of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Since 2002, and alongside the international fermentations for the UNESCO Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Greek state adopted the term “intangible cultural goods” to establish the safeguarding of the cultural heritage that until then was described as “Traditional and modern folk culture”. The definition given by the Law 3028/2002 “On the […]

The definition of Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage

Intangible cultural heritage is a living reality that changes, evolves, transforms, adapts and passes on to the next generations, following social and cultural transformations. Therefore, the intangible cultural heritage, as a living cultural phenomenon, cannot safeguarded in a static way, thus remaining “protected” by change and transformation, which may be due to a variety of […]

The notion of community in ICH

The intangible cultural heritage, as defined by the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, is closely linked to the notion of the community, of the groups or even of the individuals who practice, perform, recreate and transmit the intangible cultural heritage from generation to generation. The 2003 Convention avoids a further definition […]