The project will be opened by Tim Curtis (UNESCO), Satdeep Gill (Wikimedia Foundation), Leena Marsio (Finnish Heritage Agency) and Jorijn Neyrinck (Workshop Intangible Heritage Flanders) representing the ENFP European Network of Focal Points in the UNESCO 2003 Convention and Sergey Bazarya (Council of Europe).
It will be presented through examples of Wikimedia activities bringing intangible cultural heritage online and briefly introducing the different ways of contributing to the project. There will be time for questions and answers.
Browse Living Heritage around the world
The project website displays intangible cultural heritage elements from around the world. In addition to the elements inscribed by UNESCO, items inventoried nationally or selected manually are displayed in pages listing them with images and links. The listings can serve as launchpads for media uploads or collections of items for editathons or translation campaigns. All information can be translated to all Wikimedia languages. It is possible to create a language-independent page for each heritage element, that can be used to collect information and resources for every language Wikipedia.
Focus on Living Heritage
The website's main page will function as a publication and a window to events taking place around the world. It is a space for writings and reports, galleries and videos. Materials will be archived and made translatable. The project focuses especially on ethical considerations around documenting living heritage. The Ethical sharing webinar in April will take a closer look at the topic.
Start organizing: Team up with the local heritage communities and UNESCO intangible cultural heritage coordinators and create bigger or smaller activities together. Find your local contacts here.
Share widely: Use the Wiki Loves Living Heritage site and all the social media channels of the project and the partners to share your activities online. The campaign highlights living heritage around the world throughout 2023.
Contribute to Wikimedia projects: Make living heritage more visible on Wikimedia projects by adding data to Wikidata, photographing and adding media to Wikimedia Commons and editing Wikipedia articles. We are looking for people to help import the national inventories of living heritage to make the local heritage elements visible in the project.
Inspire and be inspired: Help others contribute to Wikimedia projects by sharing your learnings and models with other affiliates, communities and heritage coordinators.