Thank you to the ICOMOS International Conservation Center-Xi’an (IICC-X) for the Chinese translation of the 2017 ICOMOS Annual Report. The ICOMOS International Conservation Center-Xi’an (IICC-X) is an international research, training and cooperation center, established as an initiative of ICOMOS China.
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To quote from the text of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, "the 'intangible cultural heritage' means the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage."
How are tangible and intangible cultural heritages interconnected? Why is the conservation of intangible heritage an integral part of the conservation of monuments and sites?