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What stories does your community have to tell? Are you interested in learning how to properly document oral traditions in your family or community? In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • The basics of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) as outlined in the UNESCO Convention, and why 
documentation of local history and traditions is so important
  • How to conduct an oral history/oral traditions interview
  • Proper recording techniques, including recommendations for digital recording equipment
  • What to with the data once you’ve collected it, including storage, metadata and how to utilize the material in projects.


This workshop is being offered through the partnership of the Museums Association of Saskatchewan with the Department of Anthropology, University of Saskatchewan.

Workshop itinerary:
– Introduction to ICH and the importance of documentation
– Equipment and technology outline
– Recording techniques
– Interview etiquette
– Creating metadata and processing interview material
– Proper storage of digital files
– How to use the material in heritage projects
– Mock interview

Kristin is a storyteller, writer and folklorist. Raised on a family farm in southern Saskatchewan, Kristin is passionate about the cultural landscape of the rural prairies. Her graduate thesis resulted in “The Barn Hunter” blog which chronicled her cultural explorations of rural life. Trained in the methodology of the American Folklife Centre at the Library of Congress, Kristin is experienced in heritage documentation. In her work with ICH, Kristin uses storytelling as a tool to connect people with place, and believes in empowering communities to tell their own stories and curate their own heritage. She currently sits on the advisory committee of the CCUNESCO Memory of the World Documentary Heritage Register and holds a UNESCO Co-Chair in Living Heritage & Sustainable Livelihoods.

Rates: $100 members, $150 non-members, $75 students
Registration deadline: Friday March 8, 2024

Registration now open!

Registration now open!

Deadline: Thursday March 28, 2024

*Please contact us about pricing, or to enquire about bursaries for those who want to access our programming but are experiencing financial barriers.


CMA Bursaries

The Canadian Museums Association provides travel bursaries to assist museum professionals (including volunteers) attending professional development acitivities. For more information, please visit the CMA website or contact them at 1-888-822-2907. 

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