07.10.2010 -

The intangible cultural heritage: a world stage for the venetian traditions. Venice Cruise Terminal 103, Italy. 22–23 October 2010

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This international meeting is organized in cooperation with the UNESCO Venice Office under the framework of an Italian research project (University of Milano-Bicocca) concerning intangible cultural heritage and underwater heritage and VTP Events.


Among the various sponsors are : the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Activities, the Italian National Commission for UNESCO, the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, the City of Venice, the Province of Venice, the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the Bicocca University of Milan.

The meeting on “The intangible cultural heritage: a world stage for the venetian traditions” will be an opportunity to present Italian intangible cultural heritage and related national policies concerning its safeguarding, promotion, and recognition, with a particular emphasis on the Venetian intangible cultural heritage.

Three sessions are envisaged. The first session of the meeting will tackle the legal aspects of the 2003 UNESCO International Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The second will focus on the diversity of the national, and in particular the Venetian, intangible cultural heritage (such as traditional boats, Venice Carnival, Murano glass-making and Burano lace to the legacy of fine Venetian fabrics and textiles).  The last session will be dedicated to the interdisciplinary aspects of intangible cultural heritage.

Invited speakers include:

- Francesco Bandarin, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture, Paris
- Cécile Duvelle, Chief of the UNESCO Section for Intangible Cultural Heritage and Secretary of the 2003 Convention
- Giovanni Puglisi, President of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO Chancellor of the IULM University of Languages and Communication, Milan

- Francesco Francioni, European University Institute, Florence
- Toshiyuki Kono, Kyushu University, Fukuoka and current President of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention
Annette Kur, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich, University of Stockholm
Pier Luigi Petrillo, UNESCO Working Group Coordinator, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Tullio Scovazzi, Bicocca University, Milan. 

Useful links : Conference Website | Presentation (Italian) | Programme (Italian)

UNESCO Links :  2003 Convention | Intangible Heritage

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