Test Your Knowledge on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) with Our Quiz!

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What is intangible cultural heritage?

When was the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage created?

Who participated in the survey to draft the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage?

What is the Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity?

What type of dances are included in the UNESCO lists of ICH?

What is digital heritage?

Who are tradition bearers?

What is the purpose of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage?

What type of nominations are being submitted for inscription on the lists of the Convention for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage?

Summary

Intangible cultural heritage (ICH) is defined as nonphysical intellectual wealth such as folklore, customs, beliefs, traditions, knowledge, and language that is considered by UNESCO to be part of a place's cultural heritage. UNESCO made a survey among states and NGOs in 2001 to draft the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2003 for the protection and promotion of ICH. The ICH is passed orally within the community, and while there may be individuals who are known tradition bearers, ICH is often broader than one individual's own skills or knowledge. Prior to the UNESCO Convention, efforts had already been made by a number of states to safeguard their intangible heritage. UNESCO has also created other intangible culture programs, such as a list called Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The UNESCO lists of ICH include a variety of dance genres, often associated with singing, music, and celebrations, from all over the world. The lists include celebratory and ritual dances and social dances. With sustainable development gaining momentum as a priority of UNESCO heritage policies, an increasing number of food-related nominations are being submitted for inscription on the lists of the Convention for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage. Digital heritage is a sub-category of ICH and refers primarily to the use of digital media in the service of preserving cultural or natural heritage.

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How much do you know about intangible cultural heritage (ICH)? Test your knowledge with our quiz! From folklore to language, learn about the nonphysical intellectual wealth that is considered part of a place's cultural heritage. Discover the efforts made by UNESCO and states to safeguard ICH, as well as the various dance genres and food-related nominations included on UNESCO's lists. Don't forget to brush up on digital heritage, a sub-category of ICH that uses digital media to preserve cultural or natural heritage.

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