Jerusarema Dance

Southern Africa: Enhanced national capacities and sub-regional cooperation for safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage

23 February 2015 – It is time to review and to plan for the next steps! Chinhoyi (Zimbabwe) welcomes a workshop from 24 to 26 February 2015 in order to take stock of the results of the project implemented in seven countries in southern Africa (Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe). ›››
Documenting living heritage in Bonaire

Dutch Caribbean islands press on with inventorying its living heritage

19 February 2015 – From 22 to 28 February 2015, community practitioners, as well as governmental and non-governmental experts, will gather in Curacao for a workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage with the primary aim to develop a framework for the inventory of their heritage. The core of the workshop will focus on community participation in the identification and definition of intangible cultural heritage, data collection, organization and management, laying the foundation not only for a 5-day field inventorying exercise to follow in the six respective islands, but for future inventorying and safeguarding work. ›››
Kankurang, Manding initiatory rite

Financial assistance, a key mechanism for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Africa

12 February 2015 – Five African countries, among which Senegal which is now concluding a project to safeguard traditional music, currently receive international financial assistance of nearly one million dollars in total for projects supported by the Intergovernmental Committee.

Requests up to 25,000 USD can be submitted at any time and request greater than 25,000 USD must be submitted on or before 31 March of each year (see form ICH-04 and its instructions from the forms page). Do not miss the deadline! ›››

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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ms Joanne Orr Chief Executive Officer, Museums Galleries Scotland

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Mr Ahmed Skounti Researcher, National Institute of Archaeology and Heritage

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Mr Marc Jacobs Director of the Flemish Interface for Cultural Heritage (FARO)

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