Promoting tangible and intangible hidden cultural heritage: local communities influencing civic decision-making and international cultural policy

McCandlish, A. and McPherson, G. (2021) Promoting tangible and intangible hidden cultural heritage: local communities influencing civic decision-making and international cultural policy. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 27(5), pp. 683-698. (doi: 10.1080/10286632.2020.1822348)

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Abstract

This paper explores international policy approaches to inclusive cultural heritage within urban centres and communities. It defines and identifies hidden cultural assets, tangible and intangible, and examines how, and why, some cultural assets are hidden. We explore the use of two complementary digital methods: digital cultural asset mapping and digital storytelling to reveal hidden heritage and engage the local citizen’s voice. The paper draws on a local city example that had ambitions to influence international reach and policy agendas; a year-long practice-based research project in Paisley, a large town on the edge of a major city conurbation in Scotland, as set within the context of wider cultural heritage policy discussion. The research reveals how hidden cultural heritage can be used to inform governmental decision-making on a national and international stage and simultaneously inform policy and practical step changes in peri-urban cultural regeneration whilst contributing significantly to sustainable development goals.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McCandlish, Dr Alison
Authors: McCandlish, A., and McPherson, G.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:International Journal of Cultural Policy
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:1028-6632
ISSN (Online):1477-2833
Published Online:19 October 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor and Francis Group
First Published:First published in International Journal of Cultural Policy 27(5): 683-698
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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