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Crafting Cultural Heritage

Book
Authors Anneli Palmsköld
Johanna Rosenqvist
Gunnar Almevik
ISBN 978-91-981406-3-7
ISSN 1101-3303
Publisher University of Gothenburg
Place of publication Göteborg
Publication year 2016
Published at Department of Conservation
Language en
Links hdl.handle.net/2077/42095
Keywords craft, cultural heritage, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Critical Heritage Studies, Authenticity, Shibori, Crochet, Documentation methods, Lace heritage
Subject categories Design, Visual Arts, Art History, Cultural Studies

Abstract

The making of artefacts is a core activity in society, the result of which contributes to the building up of our physical surroundings and material culture. Throughout history, craft skills have been highly appreciated and have often been seen as crucial component of a capable human. Despite this, the knowledge base that constitutes the actual making is often over- looked in research. What can we learn about things by learning about their making? How do different craft skills offer an understanding of its historical use? How can theoretical and methodological approaches be developed concerning the actual making? How can we study and understand craft as cultural heritage? This book contains a selecion of papers from the session Crafting Cultural Heritage at the Assosiation of Critical Heritage studies inaugural conference Re/theorising Heritage 2012 in Gothenburg. The contributors are Anneli Palmsköld, Thomas Laurien, Eleonora Lupo and Elena Giunta, Gunnar Almevik, and Nicola Donovan. Their common interest are theories and methods of crafting that could benefit heritage studies approach to making.

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