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Frank Proschan, UNESCO: "Cultural Heritage for the Future"

Event Type
Center for Advanced Study. Hosted by the Dept. of Anthropology, the Center for Global Studies, and the European Union Center. In conjunction with the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; the College of Fine and Applied Arts; the Dept. of Dance; the DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS; the Dept. of Recreation, Sport and Tourism; the Dept. of Theatre; the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities; the Krannert Art Museum; the School of Architecture; and the Spurlock Museum.
Knight Auditorium, The Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana
Feb 7, 2019   4:00 pm  
Frank Proschan, Intangible Cultural Hertitage Program Implementation, UNESCO
Free and open to the public.
Originating Calendar
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Calendar

Intangible cultural heritage includes the practices, expressions, and skills that are valued by communities, groups, and individuals because they provide a sense of cultural identify and continuity. UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Hertiage Convention (as it is commonly known), ratified by 178 countries, seeks to safeguard that heritage. The radical import of the 2003 Convention often goes unrecognized, both by countries that have ratified it and by scholars who study its implementation. At a time when the Convention is still relatively young and its fate not yet finally determined, we must ask how well the Convention is achieving its important mission to contribute to sustainable development worldwide.

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