The cultural heritage of the United States is rich, diverse and grounded in the contributions of many peoples. Many tangible expressions of this cultural patrimony are protected in museums, galleries, and other publicly and privately supported institutions. But no museum can preserve less tangible forms of cultural expression as effectively as those who perform them.
eJournal USA: A Living Legacy: Preserving Intangible Culture
15 October 2010
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