Their Spirits Gone Before Them: Baring The HeArt of Jamaica’s Heritage

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The mini-conference will take the form of an oral presentation, supported by a short Power Point and a virtual presentation - 5 minute video. The Introduction will contextualize the presentation by outlining the relevance of intangible heritage in Jamaica’s history, with a specific focus on the role of Art in safeguarding the country’s diverse cultural heritage. The presentation will therefore highlight basic themes such as the interpretation of heritage through art, issues of authenticity and reliability in messages conveyed.
The work of transformational Jamaican artist, Laura Facey is presented as an example of the national and global appeal of a phenomenal UNESCO endorsed project titled, “Their Spirits Gone Before Them” - a canoe made of poplar wood containing 1357 resin figures.
The main feature of the session will come from the artist herself through a five minute virtual presentation. The presentation closes with Q/A session and the presentation of booklets which will allow the audience to gain a deeper understanding of the artist, the volume and depth of her work.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 18.11.2013 13:00 local time
End 18.11.2013 14:00 local time
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Focal point BPI
Organizer Delegation of Jamaica/Délégation de Jamaïque
Country France
City Paris
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Open UNESCO
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of Jamaica to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English
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