This is the first empirical study on intangible cultural heritage (ICH) in Lithuania since 2004, when Lithuania ratified the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (hereinafter referred to as the Convention).
Aim of the study is to analyse the actualization of intangible cultural heritage in Lithuania and identify its main trends as well as the reasons behind them.
Based on the analysis, the study had to provide recommendations on how the situation can be improved. The study analyses elements included in the national inventory of the intangible cultural heritage (48 elements) as well as elements included in local inventories (6 elements), in total 54 elements.
Researchers: Martynas Užpelkis, dr. Ingrida Kelpšienė, dr. Vytautas Tumėnas, Laima Pranskūnaitė Užpelkienė
Research Oversight Work Group:
- Representatives of the Lithuanian Council for Culture: Kristina Mažeikaitė (chairman of the working group until 2022-07-20), Martynas Tininis (chairman of the working group from 2022-07-21), Radvilė Maskuliūnaitė, Aušra Žičkienė ir Rimvydas Laužikas (until 2022-05-24);
- Representatives of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania: Gytis Oržikauskas, Irena Kezienė ir Indrė Ambrazienė (until 2022-05-24).
Year of the Research: 2022
Summary of the Research: The Situation of Safeguarding and Actualizing Intangible Cultural Heritage and How it Can be Improved
Visualization: Directions for Actualizing Intangible Cultural Heritage of Lithuania
Original source: Lithuanian Council for Culture