About the part that art plays in a globalising society

Framer Framed

Museum Volkenkunde Leiden, source community participation

Video: Cultural Heritage

The process of defining heritage is filled with power relations. Until recent years the term heritage has been used to refer to buildings, monuments and physical and tangible artefacts. Critics, often from non-Western countries, have called for a greater attention for intangible heritage, which represents their identities more strongly. New strategies that includes local communities within the process of heritage construction are currently being discussed. Cultural heritage as a collective responsibility enables communities to control their future by understanding their past.

Shared Heritage / Colonial history / Museology /


Cultural Heritage and Shared Knowledge
A panel discussion on the concept and use of cultural heritage.


Patrick Abungu


Silvia Karolina Acuna Aviles

Social Archaeologist, Art Historian

Teresa Morales


Ziva Domingos

Curator, Lecturer

Ciema Silva de Melo


Jagath Weerasinghe

Archaeologist, Artist

Laura van Broekhoven

Researcher, Lecturer