• ICH is an ongoing process.

    ICH is an ongoing process.

    The process of inventorying intangible cultural heritage and making those inventories accessible to the public can also encourage creativity and self-respect in the communities and individuals where expressions and practices of intangible cultural heritage originate.
  • Communities must decide

    Communities must decide

    Communities may decide, for instance, to indicate who the custodians of certain knowledge are. Providing information about an element of intangible cultural heritage in an inventory makes access to that element easier.
  • Communities must decide

    Communities must decide

    Inventorying cannot happen without the involvement of the communities, groups or individuals whose heritage is to be identified and defined.

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