Benefitting country(ies): Uganda
To be implemented by the Uganda Community Museums Association, this twenty-four-month project is intended to strengthen the capacities of community museums to promote inscribed elements of intangible cultural heritage in Uganda. Although several safeguarding measures have been proposed for these elements, the concept of intangible cultural heritage is still not well-understood, particularly among young people, and the elements are not sufficiently visible at the local or national levels. The project therefore aims to support five community museums in collaborating with their respective communities to enhance the understanding, appreciation and visibility of these elements. The project is expected to build on the capacities of community museum managers and selected representatives of the bearer communities to better appreciate the role they can play in promoting and safeguarding living heritage. The museums will be equipped with information which they can then creatively share through museum spaces, youth competitions and public events, increasing the visibility of the elements and strengthening transmission mechanisms. In addition, a film and publication will be prepared and disseminated, highlighting the role of community museums. As a result, it is expected that two managers and two bearers from each of the five community museums will acquire the knowledge and capacity to publicize and safeguard living heritage and that community members, especially youth, will become more involved in its safeguarding.
News and activities:
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