KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 9 (Bernama) -- The National Heritage Department (JWN) will begin to implement its Conservation Management Plan next year to preserve the authenticity of both tangible and intangible national heritage assets, says director-general Dr Zainah Ibrahim.
Two plans would be initiated, namely, the 'Conservation Management Plan' for tangible heritage and the 'Rules and Procedures for Conservation' for intangible heritage assets, she told Bernama here recently.
She said currently, there were 331 intangible cultural heritage assets such as national apparels, food, performing arts, customs and culture which were gazetted under the National Heritage Act 2005.
Meanwhile, for tangible cultural heritage assets, there were monuments (284), objects (102) and live heritage figures (21), noted Zainah.
She said the plans were crucial in ensuring the country's natural heritage could be preserved although it had assimilated with other cultures from other places.....