The preservation of the intangible cultural heritage in Kenya: prospects and challenges

Wandibba, Simiyu (2005) The preservation of the intangible cultural heritage in Kenya: prospects and challenges. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Abstract (in English)

The intangible cultural heritage refers to the non-physical components of a people's culture, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, cosmology and traditional craftsmanship. The preservation of this type of heritage is much more challenging than that of the physical heritage. In fact, in countries such as Kenya, there is as yet no legislation that addresses this problem.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Wandibba, SimiyuUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: intangible heritage; legal protection; conservation; aboriginal cultures; Kenya
Subjects: O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 17. Intangible cultural heritage
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2010 13:22
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:14

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