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First UNESCO/ILAM online workshop: Museums and Intangible Heritage

From January 7 to February 3, 2008, Havana, Cuba, plays host to the first UNESCO/ILAM online workshop: Museums and Intangible Heritage. This workshop allows participants to improve their training in museology and museography and explore the challenges faced by intangible heritage and cultural diversity for museums. The workshop's objectives are to:

  • Provide students with the practical and theoretical materials needed to reflect on key concepts, that will have a bearing at suitable levels and on projects to preserve, investigate and promote intangible cultural heritage
  • Generate discussions whereupon proposals can be submitted for incorporation into the strategies of national and international organizations aimed at safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage

This event is organized jointly by the UNESCO Office in Havana and the Instituto Latinamericano de Museos (ILAM). UNESCO notes that it is fitting that this initiative is taking place in 2008, the Iber-Americano Year of Museums (Año Iberoamericano de Museos).

Name of Contact: Victor Marin


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