It consists of an e-museum that exhibits and shares videos, documentaries and studies on manifestations of intangible cultural heritage – oral expressions, knowledge, celebrations and performance practices. A project that values both the singularity of communities and diversity and intercultural dialogue.
Memory is alive when it is transformed, when it is associated with new uses and contexts. The ambition of this e- Museum is to contribute to the dissemination and transmission of oral tradition and associated knowledge. In it, visitors can browse freely, share all the videos, download documents and sound files.
The contents are organized in sections according to criteria based on the UNESCO recommendations and on the national legislation for inventorying the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The MEMORIAMEDIA project defends the involvement of communities, groups and individuals in the heritage process by promoting an approach that respects and values those who are directly involved in the production of cultural expressions.
It is developed by the Memória Imaterial CR team which was declared “Entity of public utility” by order 14801/2012 of the Office of the Secretary General of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers for “…relevant activities of cultural nature, namely collecting, inventorying, registering and making available the Portuguese intangible heritage”. Accredited NGO consultant to the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.