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YS2022 Intangible Cultural Heritage workshops


In addition to providing Community Stories Fund recipients with advice and resources on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), Museums Galleries Scotland has also offered training on the subject.

You can watch two online workshops, delivered earlier in 2022, on this webpage. 

To access the subtitles/closed captions, please click on the 'CC' icon in the bottom of each video's window.

Hero image: History and Horror Tour of Perth (credit: VisitScotland / Luigi Di Pasquale)

Workshop 1: Introduction to Intangible Cultural Heritage

In this introductory online workshop, which took place in April 2022, Peter Hewitt - MGS's Intangible Cultural Heritage Officer - explores definitions and examples of ICH, as well as outlining its background and importance to society. 

Workshop 2: Intangible Cultural Heritage - Overview and Next Steps

The first part of this online ICH workshop, delivered in June 2022, covers:

  • Museums Galleries Scotland’s plans to help safeguard and support ICH in Scotland.
  • The key concepts of ICH, including UNESCO definitions and real-world examples.
  • Suggestions for how the museums and heritage sector could engage with ICH.


The second part of this June workshop provides an overview of the ICH Scotland website and how it can be used to record examples of Intangible Cultural Heritage.