The Second International Crafts Fair “ETHNOMIR - Masters and Crafts”
The Second International Crafts Fair “ETHNOMIR - Masters and Crafts” took place on 21-22 September 21-22, 2013 in the Cultural and Educational Centre “ETHNOMIR” and was dedicated to the celebration of the International Day of Peace - 21 September. The Crafts Fair organized with in consultation with the assistance and partial financial the support of the UNESCO Moscow Office, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Russian World Foundation.
Message from the Director of the UNESCO Moscow Office, UNESCO Representative to the in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation, Mr. Dendev Badarch was proclaimed on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the fair.
“ETHNOMIR” brought together artists and artisans from many countries of the world and regions of Russia. The festival’s participants were rRepresentatives of many different countries, including the countries of the UNESCO Cluster Office in Moscow – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation, including masters from the North, Siberia and the Far East, as well as from Ukraine, Sri Lanka, India, Africa and Latin America have participated in the festival.
On these days, “ETHNOMIR” was the best place to be to spend time with family and friends. Traditionally, the exhibition’s program consists of interactive activities. Participants of this vibrant and lively event were not just spectators, but also were able to “try on” different cultures by mastering the techniques of national crafts and talking to representatives of different cultures. The best craftsmen from different regions of Russia and the world instructed participants how to make their own souvenirs based on old technologies.
Foreign and Russian students from the People’s Friendship University of Russia joined the main participants of the festival. Performances of ethnographic student groups supported by many other interesting interactive activities.
Interactivity and engagement of all participants, including children and young people – is the main feature of the fair. This condition creates a unique microclimate in which it is possible to communicate with different cultures and foster a wonderful sense of community and unity of all participants of the crafts fair.
The International Crafts Fair “ETHNOMIR - Masters and Crafts” lively represents folk traditions and world’s diversity by aiming at attracting children, young people and adults to interactive programs. Holding the Second International Crafts Fair “ETHNOMIR - Masters and Crafts” by involving young people from different countries fosters the intercultural dialogue as the best guarantee of peace and development, as well as the promotion of tolerance education of the younger generation.
- Press release of the fair
- Welcome speech on behalf of the Director of the UNESCO Moscow Office, Mr. Dendev Badarch
- Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2013
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