Fieldwork with Maya-Pocomam craftswomen of Chinautla, Guatemala
07 April 2014 – Guatemala and the Dominican Republic benefitted in March from intensive training in drawing up inventories of intangible cultural heritage with the participation of the communities that practise and experience it. The Guatemala training focussed on the traditional knowledge of ceramic crafts practised by indigenous Maya-Pocomam women in the town of Chinautla, 10 km from Guatemala City, and the Dominican Republic activities highlighted the improvised couplet songs of the Chuineros, the rural villagers … ›››
Cherry festival in Sefrou

Morocco: safeguarding of living heritage, a shared interest among various actors

02 April 2014 – Following on from Mauritania and Tunisia, Morocco took its turn to host the training workshops on the implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. From 26 to 30 March, Agadir hosted an initial national meeting as part of the capacity building project … ›››
Festival du Kapolondougou, Sikasso, République du Mali

Mali launches an inventory of intangible cultural heritage

19 March 2014 – The activities for the inventory of intangible cultural heritage were officially launched by the Malian Minister of Culture during a ceremony on 7 March in Bamako, in the presence of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and representatives of the diplomatic … ›››
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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 Idriss Moussa Ahmed Director of Culture and Heritage, Ministry of Culture and Communication Djibouti

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Mr Gowoothum Soobarah Director of Culture, Ministry of Arts and Culture


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