Intangible Cultural Heritage & Museums Project

From 2017 to 2020 the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Museums Project has explored the variety of approaches, interactions and practices on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage together with museums

Book: Museums and intangible cultural heritage.

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IMP-book: Executive summary (EN)

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IMP-book: Executive summary (NL)

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IMP-book: Executive summary (IT)

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Past events


IMP Concluding Symposium - Museums and intangible heritage: towards a third space in the heritage sector

Le Bouche à Oreille, Brussels


Expert Meeting: Intangible Cultural Heritage, Museums and Cultural Policies

Museum Hof van Busleyden (Mechelen)


Online session of the CIDOC ICH Working Group (23.05.2023)

Take part in an online session on May 23, 2023 from 14h00-16h00 CET on ‘capturing intangible cultural heritage into data: towards a standard for recording living heritage in collection management systems’. 

All information and subscription modalities are provided here!

Register for the online conference on on integrating living heritage in museum's collection planning and management (24.09.2021)

Check out the programme and register for free!

The IMP Book has been translated into French!

Following the original publication of the book in English in 2020, our French IMP-project partner Maisons des Cultures du Monde - Centre français du patrimoine culturel immatériel has just published a full translation, entitled 'Les musées et le patrimoine culturel immatériel: vers un tiers-lieu dans le secteur du patrimoine'. 

On this website you can already find a pdf vesion of the French translation of the IMP Executive Summary, but for more information on this new French translation of the book, get in touch with the MCM - CFPCI below!

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Partners and funding