10. Intangible Cultural Heritage and Policy Making in Poland
Marzanna Poplawska [+]
University of Wroclaw
This chapter examines the process of creating and implementing policies for the protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in Poland. It discusses the genealogy of particular governmental institutions (Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, National Heritage Institute) charged with the protection of ICH. The first cultural elements were inscribed into the national ICH list in 2014; a year later the first musical cultural element (the bagpipes tradition from southern Poland) was added. The chapter also discusses possible dangers of creating the ICH lists and problems in forming appropriate criteria for recognizing the enlisted items.