Thursday, June 12, 2008

ICH Workshop: What is Intangible Cultural Heritage?

Thursday, June 19th, 2008
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Centre,
L’Anse au Loup, Labrador
FREE Workshop

Intangible Cultural Heritage, what we think of in Newfoundland and Labrador as our Living Traditions, is an important new development in the heritage world. We have long thought of heritage as comprised mainly of physical, things – our buildings, our furniture, our clothing – that have been handed down to us, and that we can preserve in our homes, museums and historic sites. However, many communities and peoples around the world recognize that this is only a part of what makes up their heritage, and that intangible ideas, customs and knowledge are equally important in terms of who we are.

Join Dale Jarvis, storyteller and Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer from the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, for a half day workshop at the community centre in L'Anse au Loup, Labrador, to learn what exactly Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) is all about!

About Dale Jarvis, Workshop Leader

Dale Gilbert Jarvis is a folklorist, researcher, and author, who has been working for the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL) since 1996, and has recently taken on the role of Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer. Dale has a BSc (Hons) in Anthropology/Archaeology from Trent University (Peterborough) and an MA in Folklore from Memorial University. Jarvis is the author of two popular books on Newfoundland and Labrador folklore and ghost stories, and a third book of world ghost stories for young adult readers.

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