The Faro Convention and its Impact on the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Italy: Reflections on the Case of Ecomuseums.

In light of Italy's recent ratification of the Faro Convention, this contribution will try to give shape and direction to the impact of the emerging innovations on the intangible cultural heritage sector. In particular, it will channel the broad scope of the concepts proposed at an international level into the narrower field of the Italian domestic legislation, still strongly marked by a greater emphasis on tangible forms of culture. The case of the ecomuseum, as a model of territorial enhancement fostered by the active participation of individuals, groups and associations driven by a bottom-up approach in cultural management, will precisely serve to frame the participatory mechanisms provided for in the Convention.