Projects and activities on intangible heritage in which UNESCO is involved
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Preparation of the implementation of the 2003 Convention06-2005/06-2009,
The project, implemented by the Section of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, is composed of the following two activities:
- Acitity 1 supported the participation of experts from developing countries in meetings on the implementation of the Convention.
- Activity 2 supports the publication and translation of Manuals on the implementation of the 2003 Convention.
Description: Cf. exhibition page
The virtual exhibition is an on-line version of the exhibition that displayed photographs of living heritage on the fences of UNESCO Paris from 12 April 2007 to 14 January 2008. The virtual version, now also accessible to visually impaired people, presents more than 100 photos in the domain of oral traditions, traditional music, dance and theatre, social practices, rituals and festivals, practices and expressions that communities and groups around the world receive from their ancestors and pass on to their descendants.
Virtual exhibition accessibile to visually impaired people:
Conscious of the importance of improving the accessibility of web pages, the Section of Intangible Cultural Heritage, in partnership with l’Institut national des jeunes aveugles à Paris (INJA), INJA: http://www.inja.fr, launched an initiative to make the virtual exhibition “Living Heritage: Exploring the Intangible” accessible to visually impaired people.
- UNESCO Headquarters: 12 April 2007 to 14 January 2008
- Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates: 31 March to 3 April 2007
- Chengdu, China: 23 May to 10 June 2007
- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: September to December 2007
- France Télévision Paris, France: October to December April 2007
- Santo Domingo and Ciudad de Santiago, Dominican Republic: 10 april to 10 June 2008