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About intangible cultural heritage

The Institute for Language and Folklore has a three year assignment to develop working methods on the Convention, and to be, the coordinating state agency responsible for Swedish implementation of the Convention.

The institute, which is responsible for the work with the convention, has developed an earlier proposal with includes a central coordinating authority and four so called ‘nodes’ for four different areas (oral traditions, handicraft, music, nature and intangible cultural heritage), each of these with their own broad network within the domains of the Convention.

Each node consists of a responsible authority and a large network of different organisations, associations and non-profit organisations who work together to spread information about the work in progress.

Living traditions

Intangible cultural heritage is something which cannot be touched physically - living traditions which are transmitted from person to person, hand and body skills, experiences and creative expressions. It can be different forms of crafts, rituals, music or stories, things which are repeated and changed.

Here is an inventory of examples of intangible cultural heritage, which are known as living traditions. What is included here is only a beginning, there is so much more.

Uppdaterad 19 February 2016

Contact information


Department of Dialectology, Onomastics and Folklore Research in Gothenburg (DAG)

Phone: +46(0)31-10 75 30
E-mail: dag@sprakochfolkminnen.se