Project: (In)tangible : a research on the relationship between tangible and intangible heritage

Acronym Heritamus
Duration 01/06/2015 - 31/05/2018
Project Topic : Since 2010 Flamenco, and 2011 Fado, both musical practices were inscribed on UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Since 2005, different research actions where developed by the consortium partners dealing intangible cultural practices, namely making available for study and dissemination a significant amount of historical recordings. The purpose of this project is to safeguard this cultural heritage through: - The design and implementation of a multi-purpose tool for the integrated management of heritage and ethnographic data, for the use of practitioners and researchers, and for the dissemination of knowledge among the general public; - field research with the different communities of practitioners to collect new ethnographic data to understand the impact of historical recordings on present practices and the use of historical artefacts in current musical practices; - critical research on recorded musical sound (sound recordings on 78 shellac discs, published between 1900 and 1945);
Project Results
(after finalisation)
• A tool for a reliable evaluation of maintenance costs, in the form of a a simplified chart of conservation processes, generated as a conceptualisation of the previous partners' experiences, and an evolution of the new Maintenance Cost Analysis service, implemented by the Associate Partner Monumentenwacht Flanders. • A set of simple rules for policy makers and influencers for more effective and sustainable funding policies, aiming to guarantee that grants become a tool for change, based on the cost-effective analysis of the previous models. • The shift from a traditional vision in which conservation was just a duty without worries for generated income, to a complex and multifaceted system, mainly controlled by financial mechanisms, rooted in the vision of an inclusive society, where groups of practitioners count and not just market, creating surpluses but also indirect non-market values.
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Call JPI Cultural Heritage and Global Change

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Universidade Nova de Lisboa Coordinator Portugal
2 Universidad de Sevilla Partner Spain
3 Centre National de Recherche Scientifique/ Centre de Recherche en Ethnomusicologie Partner France