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Published: 03 April 2021

By Andy Ross

UNESCO intangible heritage

Culture around the world is always in a state of flux and as cultures change some of it may be lost. 

UNESCO, amongst its other aims, looks to preserve and protect culture and heritage. The Intangible Cultural Heritage list includes practices and rituals, celebrations, knowledge and skills. The listings are intriguing but even more interesting is a visualisation toolthat shows the links between cultures and artefacts. Clicking on an item in the map brings up related items, revealing the sometimes-hidden connections. 

There are different methods to use the tool. The tabs along the top of the page indicate the major themes through which to view the lists; a useful way to sort data.