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Another step in inventorying Uzbekistan’s living heritage

14 October 2013 – Community practitioners, members of non-governmental organizations and government officials came together for a national workshop on inventorying of intangible cultural heritage held in Uzbekistan, which is held from 8 to 15 October 2013 in Fergana, Uzbekistan.

Organized by the UNESCO Tashkent Office in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the workshop marks a significant step in safeguarding the living heritage of Uzbekistan. It will focus on community participation in the identification and inventory of intangible cultural heritage, organization and management of information, and hands-on experience in preparing field work.

Funded by the Government of Norway, the workshop is the third and last in a series of workshops organized in Uzbekistan in the framework of a sub-regional project being implemented in Central Asia within the context of UNESCO’s global strategy on capacity building to safeguard intangible cultural heritage. It will be conducted by two experts from the UNESCO facilitators’ network: Sabira Soltongeldieva and Rieks Smeets.

More: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/tashkent/about-this-office/single-view/news/unesco_supports_community_based_inventory_making_of_the_intangible_cultural_heritage_of_uzbekistan

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