Kyrkan som immateriellt kulturarv En studie i kulturvårdens förhållningssätt till liturgiska värden
The church as an intangible cultural heritage A study of liturgical values and the approach to them by the conservation field
This master thesis aims to examine the methods of the conservation field and their vision about maintenance and change, in terms of liturgical values. This is to be able to determine if there is a need to develop the methods that the field of conservation has to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage of the churches. This is mainly a literature review, focusing on different tutorials from the Swedish national heritage board, and different texts on liturgy aswell as Unesco's Convention for the Safeguarding of intagible Heritage (2003), ratified in Sweden in January 2011. A case study of the practical work has been carried out on three churches that have undergone change. The application process and the results were important for this study. The conclusion is that the conservation field have ambitions to preserve the liturgical values, but they do not have sufficiently developed methods to do so. Nevertheless, it appears that most cases of change in churches, increases the liturgical values.