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Cultural Heritage: What is it? Why is it important? - Fact Sheet

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2014
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What is heritage and why is it important? In this IPinCH Fact Sheet, heritage is described as the past made present. Heritage is anything valued by people today that was also valued by previous generations. Everything from land, to language, to ecosystems, to knowledge, and culture can be considered heritage. This Fact Sheet emphasizes the importance of safeguarding cultural heritage and how this benefits people today and future generations.
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The IPinCH Fact Sheet initiative aims to provide information and guidance on important issues emerging in cultural heritage research. RESOURCESDeclarationsReportsPublicationsPresentationsVideosPodcastsFact SheetsTeaching ResourcesReading ListsLinks
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English
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