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Intangible heritage and higher education

01 November 2015 – Efforts to safeguard intangible cultural heritage are gaining momentum throughout Asia-Pacific, resulting in a need for more highly trained professionals in this area. Universities can play an important role in this regard, which is why UNESCO is organizing a regional symposium on 2-3 November in Bangkok to promote the integration of intangible cultural heritage at post-graduate levels in Asia-Pacific higher education. This event benefits from financial support from the Fund for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage… ›››
Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab Emirates

ICH capacity building begins in Dubai!

25 October 2015 – The first of three capacity-building training workshops will take place this week in the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, from 25-29 October, 2015.

This workshop will focus on the key concepts of the 2003 Convention and their implementation, through community based inventorying, safeguarding measures, and policy development strategies…  ›››

Oral heritage of Gelede

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund supports various safeguarding measures in Africa!

19 October 2015International Assistance has been granted from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund to three countries on 6 October 2015.

Sudan will receive US$174,480 from the Fund to document and inventory its intangible cultural heritage. Capacity-building of community-based inventories, as well as strengthening operational structures and cooperation at the level of national and local institutions, are at the core of the proposed project which will be implemented in the regions of Kordufan and Blue Nile as a pilot… ›››

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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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Ms Dinara Chochunbaeva Director, Central Asian Crafts Support Association’s Resource Centre in Kyrgyzstan (CACSARC-kg)

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Mr Marc Jacobs Director of the Flemish Interface for Cultural Heritage (FARO)

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