Archive for the ‘UNESCO’ Category

  • UNESCO places Romania’s Horezu ceramics on the list of intangible cultural heritage

    on Dec 7, 12 • in Cultural heritage, News, Pottery, Romania, UNESCO • with Comments Off on UNESCO places Romania’s Horezu ceramics on the list of intangible cultural heritage

    The famous Romanian ceramics of Horezu are now on the Representative List of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, following a decision of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage that met in Paris, on December 6. “Romania now ranks 42nd out of 122 countries, with 31 historical and natural monuments on the UNESCO Heritage List and 3 elements of intangible heritage on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (the Căluşari ritual dance, the Doina song and now the Horezu ceramics), which means that our country

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  • Ministers of SЕЕ adopt a joint declaration in Sarajevo: Science transcends political borders

    on Dec 4, 12 • in Bosnia and Herzegovina, News, Politics, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Ministers of SЕЕ adopt a joint declaration in Sarajevo: Science transcends political borders

    Ministers and high level representatives responsible for science from South East European countries met in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 23 November 2012 on occasion of the Ministerial Round Table on Science, Technology & Innovation, jointly organized by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy). The high level discussions led to the unanimous adoption of a joint declaration that outlines a coherent roadmap of science priorities at both national and regional levels and the enhancing of a science-policy-society interface based

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  • Çatalhöyük: Shrine of the Hunters

    on Dec 4, 12 • in Cultural heritage, News, Turkey, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Çatalhöyük: Shrine of the Hunters

    The ‘Shrine of the Hunters’ is an archaeological reconstruction of a level 5 house from Çatalhöyük. It was originally excavated in the 1960’s by James Mellaart and aside from a few informational illustrations, has had surprisingly little coverage. One of the most decorated houses ever found at the site, this piece began as the focus of a MSc Dissertation by Grant Cox during the Virtual Pasts course at the University of Southampton and has since evolved into an animation. Original source: http://goo.gl/Ydhh

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  • Aiming for cultural heritage list

    on Nov 27, 12 • in Cultural heritage, News, Turkey, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Aiming for cultural heritage list

    The Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry has initiated proposals for Turkish coffee and mesir paste to be considered as additions to the world cultural heritage list. Turkey has the highest number of registries on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List, said the ministry’s Research and Education General Director Ahmet Arı. According to Arı, a certain strategy had not been followed so far in cultural research, but now the ministry aimed to kill two birds with one stone in the selection of elements to be submitted to UNESCO’s list as well as promoted for tourism. The intangible

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  • Istanbul Statement 2012

    on Nov 25, 12 • in Cultural heritage, News, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Istanbul Statement 2012

    Statement by Yildiz Technical University and ICOMOS-ICORP from the International Symposium on Cultural Heritage Protection in Times of Risk: Challenges and Opportunities, 15 – 17 November, 2012 at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. This Statement is made on the 40th Anniversary of the adoption of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention on 16 November, 1972. Understanding that past civilizations have formed the foundations of today’s societies and that our cultural heritage will continue to shape and inform communities into the future, and Recognizing that cultural heritage is constantly at risk from natural and human-induced disasters, including armed

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  • Bulgarians Want Unique Thracian Treasure Back in Hometown

    on Nov 21, 12 • in Antiquty, Bulgaria, News, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Bulgarians Want Unique Thracian Treasure Back in Hometown

    An object from the unique gold Thracian treasure recently discovered in Bulgaria. Photo by BGNES Residents of Bulgaria’s town of Isperih plan to launch a petition to have the unique gold Thracian treasure, recently discovered in the nearby famous Sveshtari tomb, to be returned to them. The news was reported by Standard daily, citing the secretary of the Town Hall. The precious find is now on display at the Archeology Museum in the capital Sofia, but locals demand from the Culture Ministry to have it back in Isperih. Isperih Mayor, Beysim Basri, has talked to

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