The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is hosting a symposium called “Cultural Heritage Archives: Networks, Innovation & Collaboration” from September 26-27 in Washington, DC. We have been selected as one of the Project’s that best exemplifies new ways of collecting, understanding and disseminating elements of cultural heritage. We’ll be presenting on a panel called “Sharing Resources” and will give a short talk complete with multi-media examples of our important work and how we engage the community.
Here’s what the Center has to say about cultural heritage,
Cultural heritage archives serve as valuable repositories of memory and knowledge that document the ongoing community-based creativity of individuals and groups. During the past decade, there has been an increasing acknowledgement of the value and power of developing such archives at all levels, from very local and informal collections to large national and international repositories.
We couldn’t agree more and feel grateful for this opportunity. When we know more, so will you!