Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Intangible Cultural Heritage: Digitization Workshop

Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
9:00 – 4:00 Tuesday, 25 June 2013 

Location: MANL Offices; 
15 Hallett Crescent St. John’s, NL 

This workshop is part of our Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) series.  ICH is also known as “living heritage” and it encompasses many traditions, practices and customs.  These include the stories we tell, the family events we celebrate, the songs we sing, our healing traditions, the foods we eat and cultural practices.   There are many ways of documenting ICH that should be considered when safeguarding the living heritage of a group or community. Some documentation methods might include taking photographs of people, places, architecture, and cultural objects, such as tools and costumes. For audio, this means doing recorded interviews to collect stories, memories, songs, beliefs, and descriptions of how to make crafts or how to perform certain customs and traditions. You can also use video recorders to document cultural activities and performances, conduct interviews, or to show how a place looks and operates.

Existing collections of ICH held by museums and archives are likely in many formats, but quite often have not been digitized for proper storage or exhibition. This workshop aims to guide museums, individuals or organizations in digitizing their existing collections.  These skills will help museums to meet standards around safeguarding of ICH collections, making collections accessible to the public, and ensuring the long-term preservation of ICH material.  This is an elective course with MANL’s certificate in museum studies program.

Instructor: Dale Jarvis, Intangible Cultural Heritage Officer, and Lisa Wilson, Heritage Districts Officer; Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
Enrolment Limits: Maximum of 15
Registration fees:  $70 for MANL members,   $95 for non-members
Registration Deadline: June 18, 2013

Space is limited!!  Reserve your seat early!!!

Financial assistance for transportation costs is available for MANL members: please contact the MANL office for more information. You may also visit to find out more about the Canadian Museums Association Travel Bursary. For further information, please contact the MANL: ¨  Ph 709-722-9034 ¨  Fax: 709-722-9035

Cancellations received less than 5 days in advance are not eligible for refunds.
Participants who do not attend remain responsible for full payment.

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