Showing posts with label best practices. Show all posts
Showing posts with label best practices. Show all posts

Monday, January 21, 2013

Reflecting on Heart's Content: Heritage Districts Update

As part of my work with the town of Heart's Content, I am currently making audio clips of the unique and special stories that I've collected from community members. It is not easy picking out which stories to feature, as everyone I have spoken to has given me so many to work with. In the end, I hope to include a story from everyone that I speak to from Heart's Content. The little videos I'm creating will all be featured on a publicly accessible google map showing the location the story took place. The above is an example of a story that will be featured on the map. In the clip, you will hear Minnie Matthews describing her experience of watching the Anglican Church burning down in the late 1980s. The corresponding image is of a model of the church that is held in the community museum's collection.

The following clip is another that tells the story of a well-known building in Heart's Content being damaged. Here is Pat and Lloyd Smith discussing how Lloyd's family home was damaged in a very unusual way.

 Stay tuned for more clips from my interviews! Also, I'd love to have a photo of the actual church before it burned down, and/or as it was burning. If anyone has such images, please let me know by contacting me at the following address:


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Occasional Papers in Intangible Cultural Heritage: Best practices in conservation and safeguarding of ICH

The Intangible Cultural Heritage office of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is always working on one type of workshop, presentation, research project, or another. I try to post some things here on the blog, but it seems I rarely have time to go into any great detail on many of the projects we are involved with.

In order to let you know a bit more about what we are working on, and to share some of the ideas we are developing around the safeguarding and best practices for intangible cultural heritage (ICH), I've started an occasional papers publication.  So far, we have two short papers, which deal with the project-based training model we are developing for ICH projects. Thanks to Graham Blair for the design work, and to Nicole Penney and Joelle Carey, our ICH interns, for proof-reading.