Skip main navigation

What is cultural heritage?

What is cultural heritage about?

What is cultural heritage about?

In this video, we question what is commonly viewed as cultural heritage. We go through elements usually referred to as cultural heritage, and explain widely-used categories such as tangible heritage as opposed to intangible heritage. We then move on to stress the subjective nature of heritage and how it relates to the communities that define it.

Please share your thoughts: What did you view as cultural heritage before watching this video? And what do you think now?

This article is from the free online

Cultural Heritage and the City

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now