Maison des Cultures du Monde


Contact: +33 01 45 44 72 30
Postal address: 2, rue des Bénédictins 35500 Vitré
Geographic Coverage of NGO’s expertise: Iceland, India, Morocco

URL: https://www.maisondesculturesdumonde.org

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Explore, share, and transmit intangible cultural heritage.

Founded in 1982, the Institute for World Cultures (IWC) contributes to enhancing the knowledge of various forms of intangible cultural heritage and their origins, through research, documentation and public programming of cultural expressions worldwi

Year of creation: 1982

Safeguarding measures:

- identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization

Main areas of work related to the Convention:

Relevant projects and initiatives

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© Francois Guenet / Maison des Cultures du Monde 2011

The Festival of Imagination, created in 1997, promotes music, dance and ritual
performances of peoples and civilizations of the contemporary world; thematic
exhibitions enhance the audiovisual and material collections; the Cahiers du CFPCI disseminate the presentations of the international conference; the IWC prize allows a young researcher to develop a project of study and valorization of a spectacular form and/ or music little known or even unknown in France; the INEDIT record label highlights threatened or little-known musical traditions.