Mapping Cornwall’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

Cultural heritage does not end at the monuments that dot our landscape or collections of objects in display cases. What is known as intangible cultural heritage includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants. However intangible cultural heritage doesn’t just represent inherited traditions from the past but also contemporary rural and urban practices in which diverse cultural groups take part.

We are researching and mapping intangible cultural heritage across Cornwall as it is exhibited in the following:

This initial research will inform upcoming events, provide a baseline for future projects, and a direction for further research.

We want to hear your views about intangible cultural heritage, successful projects and events, and the support you think the sector might need in the future. Please complete this short survey to tell us your thoughts.

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The research is conducted by Cornwall 365, commissioned by Cornwall Council, Cornwall Heritage Trust, FEAST, The Federation of Old Cornwall Societies, Gorsedh Kernow and Lowender Peran.





Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following nine projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.
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