SIMBDEA, Società Italiana per la Museografia ed i Beni Demoetnoantropologici


Contact: 0039 91 32 80 60
Postal address: Museo internazionale delle marionette Antonio Pasqualino Piazetta Antonio Pasqualino 5 90133 Palermo
Geographic Coverage of NGO’s expertise: Italy

URL: https://www.simbdea.it

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A national association enhancing the connections between cultural anthropologists, museums, NGOs and ICH communities, groups and individuals, deeply rooted in the local Italian contexts.

Created in 2001 by anthropologists interested in cultural heritage and museums, SIMBDEA now includes more of 200 members from all parts of Italy. Its main objective is to develop the demo-ethno-anthropological approach within the national cultural he

Year of creation: 2001

Safeguarding measures:

- identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- other
- Digitization projects for audiovisual and sound archives Supporting museums in transmitting and promoting heritage to young generations Supporting local and national administrations in safeguard and promotion projects by acting as consultants for projects in museums and archives

Main areas of work related to the Convention:

Relevant projects and initiatives

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© Francois Guenet / Maison des Cultures du Monde 2011

From 2017 to 2020, Simbdea participated in the “Intangible Cultural Heritage and Museums Project” (IMP) which explored the variety of approaches, interactions and safeguarding practices in collaboration with museums. The project led to a declaration and the publication of a book: Declaration on the dynamic engagement between the multiple actors in the fields of museums and intangible cultural heritage pdf Declaration en ( 14.36 MB ) Book: Museums and intangible cultural heritage pdf ( 10.11 MB ) www.ichandmuseums.eu/fr . In the last six years, (2018-2023), Simbdea was involved in several other projects on ICH at the regional, national and international level, as, inter alia, the experimental “Atlas of ICH” in Tuscany, coordinated by Ecomuseum Casentino (https://www.ecomuseo.casentino.toscana.it/atlantedel-patrimonio-immateriale), a national research project on the festive events called “historical
reenactments” (https://icpi.beniculturali.it/tutela-e-salvaguardia-delle-rievocazioni-storiche/) in collaboration with the “Central Institute for Intangible Heritage”(ICPI) of the Italian Ministry of Culture, and the multinational nomination of “Tocatì, a shared programme for the safeguarding of ICH” to the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices. The innovative Tocatì safeguarding programme is the first Italian experience within the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices (Article 18 of the Convention).