Intangible Heritage

From the Past to the Present to the Future: Managing intangible heritage values in New Zealand

Premiership Room A, Melbourne Cricket Ground 06/10/2016 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm

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Mary O’Keeffe

Intangible heritage is an important component of the world view of Maori, and features in the cultural traditions of European New Zealanders. However there are tensions in the identification and management of intangible values, in identifying exactly what is being memorialised and managed, and the perceived need for a link to physical evidence. Three important New Zealand sites with strong intangible values are used to explore these tensions.