Ecomuseology: a holistic and integrated model for safeguarding ‘spirit of place’ in the North East of England

Corsane, Gerard E., Davis, Peter S., Hawke, Stephanie K. and Stefano, Michelle L. (2008) Ecomuseology: a holistic and integrated model for safeguarding ‘spirit of place’ in the North East of England. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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This article explores whether or not ecomuseology can provide a model for safeguarding ‘spirit of place’ in the North East of England. The philosophy of ecomuseums is briefly explained, paying particular attention to the relationship between places, communities and their heritage to explore the idea of how intangible and tangible heritage resources contribute to ‘spirit of place’. Expressions of intangible heritage from which senses of belonging, pride and place stem, along with various community-based heritage projects in the rural area of the North Pennines, are described and analysed to examine the community-heritage interaction. The limitations of the more ‘traditional’ approaches to heritage management and museum work are compared to those embedded in ecomuseum processes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Corsane, Gerard E.
Davis, Peter S.
Hawke, Stephanie K.
Stefano, Michelle L.
Languages: English
Keywords: ecomuseology; intangible heritage; spirit of place; ecomuseum; folk art; local communities; North East of England
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 03. Performing arts
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
Name of monument, town, site, museum: North Pennines Area, England, UK
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2010 09:33
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:11
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