Dutch Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage

Dutch Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Dutch Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage aims to promote intangible cultural heritage and to make it accessible, to stimulate and professionalize the sector and encourage people to participate in it. The Center has been coordinating the implementation of the 2003 UNESCO Convention in the Netherlands since 2012 and helps practitioners of intangible heritage to safeguard (develop, promote, pass on) their intangible heritage. In addition, the Knowledge Center works on knowledge development for the practice of safeguarding intangible heritage.

The Centre initiates activities directed at preservation, management and development of the intangible cultural heritage in the Netherlands. It advises the authorities on intangible cultural heritage and stimulates the debate on this subject. The Centre pursues an active media policy for the benefit of raising awareness of the significance and the value of intangible cultural heritage. In addition, the Centre strengthens the sector and guides communities in their growth to safeguarding their intangible cultural heritage.

For more information, see the website of the Dutch Centre for Intangible Heritage.