Framer Framed – Cultural Heritage and Shared Knowledge – Teresa Morales
Teresa Morales of the National Union of Community Museum, Mexico gives an introduction to Latin New Museology. 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.