Challenging immateriality: Outline for a valuation model of invisible (and visible) heritage


  • Ana Calapez Gomes Universidade de Lisboa


Palabras clave:

creative tourism, heritage valuation, intangible cultural heritage, integrated rural tourism, stakeholder cooperation, mentoring


The objective of this paper is the presentation of a valuation model for immaterial heritage, specially conceived for high mistrust and low communication contexts. The problematic of heritage valuation is closely linked with tourism, and immaterial heritage has been acquiring relevance in the process of cultural and creative tourism development. For its part, local harnessing of the benefits of tourism, namely in rural contexts, is very much dependent on the stakeholders’ capacity to organize themselves and cooperate in order to create valuable tourist experiences. The valuation model presented is built on a combination of former propositions (Lopes, 2012; Lupo, 2007; Saxena and Ilbery, 2008) and the preliminary results of a research project in the area of immaterial (partially invisible) heritage.


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Gomes, A. C. (2015). Challenging immateriality: Outline for a valuation model of invisible (and visible) heritage. PASOS Revista De Turismo Y Patrimonio Cultural, 14(1), 59–73.