Can We Curate Intangible Cultural Heritage in Collections Management Systems?


Nancy Bruegeman, Collections Manager, University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology
Michael Wynne, Digital Applications Librarian, Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, Washington State University Libraries


Angela Linn, Senior Collections Manager, Ethnology and History, University of Alaska Museum of the North


  • Collections

Online collections management systems have the unprecedented ability to curate information from web- based sources beyond museum walls, ranging from video, photo, oral history, and library archives to content contributed by users themselves. Presenters will share how intangible cultural heritage, like performances, stories, language, relationships, and cultural values, can be documented and integrated into our collection systems, allowing users to understand our collections and the people they represent in new ways. #diggingdeeper