Museums Galleries Scotland

Symposium on intangible cultural heritage

Tigershark was very pleased to be commissioned to film a pioneering event organised by Museums Galleries Scotland – The Symposium for Intangible Cultural Heritage, which was held at Summerhall, Edinburgh, on 4 November 2015.

The event brought together key members of UNESCO, the Scottish Government, museums and other Scottish cultural organisations to discuss intangible cultural heritage and its relationship with human rights.

Cultural heritage includes the traditions or living expressions of groups and communities such as oral traditions, performing arts, festive events and knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts and the Museums Galleries Scotland symposium was thought to be the first of its kind in the UK.

Speakers included Rita-Mae Hyde, Assistant Programme Specialist in the Capacity Building and Heritage Policies Unit of the ICH Section of UNESCO, and Dr Janet Blake, consultant to UNESCO and contributor to the 2003 Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.