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

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. With the current proposal, by focusing specifically on the relationship between heritage practices, historical sound documents and current uses and re-uses of community’s history, we aim at developing an innovative approach through a cooperative research programme with the stakeholders of Fado in Portugal and Flamenco in Spain. In that sense, this project will meet the main priorities of the strategic agenda for JPI Cultural Heritage and Global Change, namely by developing a reflective society involving at the same level academic work and community practitioners; connect people with heritage, promoting the access to tangible heritage, not accessible before; creating knowledge on an innovative research topic; and finally, safeguarding cultural heritage creating new tools for participatory informed heritage management. It will be achieved through: o 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; o 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; o critical research on recorded musical sound (sound recordings on 78 shellac discs, published between 1900 and 1945). This project will have an impact not only among the academic circles (through advancements on research), but especially among the stakeholders community (through collaborative production of tools and field-research), and the general public (through specific mass media deliveries like commercial CD and documentary).

Acronym HERITAMUS
Project Topic Sustainable strategies for protecting and managing cultural heritage
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Network HERITAGE PLUS
Call JPI Cultural Heritage and Global Change

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Museu do Fado Observer Portugal
Centro Andaluz de Documentación del Flamenco Observer Spain
1 Universidade Nova de Lisboa Coordinator Portugal
2 Univ. De Sevilla Partner Spain
3 Université Paris Ouest - Nanterre La Défense Partner France