What can Zanzibar Town in Tanzania learn about managing world heritage from Amsterdam, and vice versa? At least one thing: that intangible heritage is not a matter of the past, and that its purpose - its future – may ‘conserve’ it most effectively.
Who has the right to wear a beard? Which holy sites are fit for worship? Competition over religious symbols in Kyrgyzstan is deeply intertwined with the political and economic turmoil that has swept the country since the breakdown of the Soviet Union.