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Op 26 februari 2020 vindt in Brussel de afsluitende conferentie plaats van het Intangible Cultural Heritage and Museums Project (IMP). 

Over the past three years, the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Museums Project (IMP) has gathered a rich network of museum professionals, heritage communities, academics, policy makers and networking actors. We travelled to The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, France and Belgium in order to discover the myriad of ways in which practices of intangible cultural heritage are being incorporated in museum work.

On February 26, 2020 IMP will host its Concluding Symposium in Brussels (BE),

  • bringing together key players in the museum sector and intangible heritage networks,
  • summarizing and valorizing the theoretical and practical insights that have been pooled throughout the past three years of working on this complex topic in a comparative European context,
  • and stating recommendations for future development and related policies.


Day Chair: Dr. Janet Blake (University of Shahid Beheshti, Iran)

9h00: Coffee and registration

9h30: Video intermezzo | Museo di Leventina, Giornico (CH)

9h40: Plenary welcome, introduction and reflections on the course of the IMP project | Kia Tsakiridis (ICH & Museums Project Coordinator, Werkplaats immaterieel erfgoed)

10h40: Video intermezzo | Museum Hof van Busleyden, Mechelen (BE)

10h50: Short presentation of the IMP book and toolbox | Tamara Nikolic Djeric (Ethnographic Museum of Istria, Batana Eco-Museum & University of Zagreb) and Jasper Visser (VISSCH+STAM)

11h20: Video intermezzo | Ecomuseo Casilino ad Duas Lauros, Rome (IT)

11h30: Coffee break

11h50: Video intermezzo | Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg (NL)

12h00: Keynote speech 'Discursive Encounters in Liminal Spaces' | Dr. Amareswar Galla (Professor of Inclusive Cultural Leadership & Director, International Centre for Inclusive Cultural Leadership (ICICL), Anant National University, Ahmedabad, India - Founding Executive Director of the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Australia/India/USA)

12h50: Video intermezzo | Fédération des Ecomusées et des Musées de Société (FR)

13h00: Lunch

14h00: Video testimonials from ICH practitioners 

  • Fatima Oulad Thami - Henna practice (NL)
  • Paul Terral - Phare Ouest (FR)
  • Patrice Schlatter - Avalanche management (CH)
  • Casa Lussu - Traditional handweaving (IT)
  • Luc Rombouts - Carillon culture (BE)

14h20: Roundtable discussion | Moderated by Dr. Janet Blake (University of Shahid Beheshti, Iran)

The roundtable will feature representatives from international partner organizations that were instrumental in the succesful completion of the Intangible Cultural Heritage & Museums Project.

  • Dr. TIm Curtis - UNESCO
  • Dr. Peter Keller - ICOM International
  • Meg Nomgard - ICH NGO Forum
  • David Vuillaume - NEMO - Network of European Museum Organisations
  • Representative TBC - The European Governance Level
  • Jorijn Neyrinck - Werkplaats Immaterieel Erfgoed 

15h20: Coffee break

15h50: Parallel sessions on the book and the toolkit

  • Parallel session 1: The IMP Book by Tamara Nikolic Djeric
  • Parallel session 2: The IMP Toolbox by Jasper Visser

16h50: Presentation of the IMP Declaration | IMP Steering Group and Think Thank

17h30: Concluding remarks | TBC

18h00: End of the Symposium

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Praktische info

Le Bouche à Oreille, Félix Hapstraat 11, 1040 Brussel
35 / 75 euro
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