Harriet Deacon

Ms. Harriet Deacon is an independent researcher with a PhD in History and a MSc in Management of Intellectual Property, working in the fields of cultural heritage, intellectual property law, and cultural and economic aspects of sustainable development. She is affiliated to the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Coventry University’s Centre for Dance Research (UK). Since 2010, she has been employed as a consultant facilitator and materials developer on the UNESCO capacity-building programme for the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Based on this, and research in countries like South Africa, Kenya, and India, she has published widely on intangible heritage.