This report arises from the first UK-wide survey of the skills and knowledge relating to endangered baskets and heritage basketry techniques. The aims of this project were to raise awareness, to build on existing research to create a list of endangered baskets, and to consult with the basketmaking community to develop an action plan to promote and preserve these skills as part of our intangible cultural heritage.
The project, steered by the Heritage Crafts Association, was led by Mary Lewis, with Selena Chandler from the BA playing a major role in writing the final report. It was supported by the Museum for Rural Life in Reading, who hosted a Symposium in October 2019, and was jointly funded by the Basketmakers’ Association and the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers.
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