“Well… if the Professor Told You so… Who am I to Disagree?”. The Impact of Academia on Community Knowledge and a Strategy from the Archive



cooperative curation, sound archives, intangible cultural heritage, fado


The impact of academia on cultural heritage is yet to be scrutinised. The intangible cultural heritage (ICH) constitutes a particularly fragile domain because it is so open to the influence of researchers and bodies of reputation, such as the experts hired for the production of a diplomatic file such as the UNESCO candidacy. In the beginning of the article I offer the institutional overview of ICH and its Portuguese subsidiary. In the second part of the article I detail the European project HeritaMus and its underlying conceptual framework, which was designed to document ICH and tangible cultural assets, creating a simple tool for cooperative curation involving members of the fado community.


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How to Cite

Félix, Pedro. 2022. “‘Well… If the Professor Told You so… Who Am I to Disagree?’. The Impact of Academia on Community Knowledge and a Strategy from the Archive”. MUZIKOLOGIJA-MUSICOLOGY, no. 33 (December). Belgrade, Serbia:21-38. https://muzikologija-musicology.com/index.php/MM/article/view/55.