An essay towards collecting today’s intangible cultural heritage
In this essay we want to introduce a new programme that we have just embarked on. It seeks to develop intangible cultural heritage methodol- ogy and is introduced in this publication as it aims to also offer handles for museal collecting strategies. The programme investigates the development of the heritage field – in particular that of intangible cultural heritage, and including cultural-historical museums – as a shared public space in which contemporary formations are present and represented towards collecting present-day social repertoires. A laboratory in which we may have to let go of items that are disappearing or losing their use or rele- vance, and in which collecting is a multifaceted act of negotiating mean- ings and prompting mutual understanding.
Je vindt het essay van Hester Dibbits en Marlous Willemsen hier.