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Inventorying of living heritage on the top of Kazakhstan’s agenda

26 November 2013 – Community practitioners, non-governmental organizations in the field of crafts, traditional music and dance, leading universities and museums of the country as well as government officials came together for a workshop on inventorying of intangible cultural heritage which is held from 22 to 29 November 2013 in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.

Organized by the UNESCO Almaty Office in cooperation with the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO and the Kazakhstan National Federation of UNESCO Clubs, the workshop marks a significant step in safeguarding the living heritage of Kazakhstan. It focuses 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 Kazakhstan 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 is conducted by two experts from the UNESCO facilitators’ network: Ms. Sabira Soltongeldieva and Mr. Illya Fetysov.

For more information, please see the webpage of Almaty Cluster Office for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

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