Hot Stones and Cool Digitals: Sustainable Contact Zones for Intangible Cultural Heritage in Finland

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Abstract

A combination of community participation and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) could be an effective way of promoting communities as on-site contexts for intangible cultural heritage (ICH). James Clifford’s Museums as Contact Zones (1997) serves as a theoretical and practical basis for this approach. Two community-based museum projects were conducted in Finland between 2012 and 2014: a community-based digitisation project with the Gallen-Kallela Museum in Espoo, and a museum installation in the Hakaniemi Market Square in Helsinki to which members of the local community were the major contributors. Both projects demonstrated that it is possible for a community to foster ICH through participation, collaboration, borrowing from museum practices and by the application of emerging digital technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-172
JournalINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTANGIBLE HERITAGE
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Community participation
  • Archives
  • Digitization
  • Digital technology
  • Energy consumption

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