Dear accredited NGO members, as you know, the Register of Best Safeguarding Practices under Article 18 of the 2003 Convention is a tool to share and learn from the successful…Read More
In 2012, at the meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of the UNESCO 2003 Convention in Baku, Azerbaijan, the NGO Forum decided to establish an online journal with the title #HeritageAlive.
The journal sought to share NGOs experiences regarding safeguarding practices, both good and bad, within the area of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The concept was to share knowledge from fieldwork in communities and with practitioners, between the UNESCO accredited NGOs and experts, in order to learn from each other. An editorial board was formed, with members from all over the world, and Eivind Falk was elected as the Editor in Chief. The online journal has published articles on a variety of different themes concerned Intangible cultural heritage and safeguarding, such as articles on traditional crafts, festivals and naming practices.
Whilst the interest in the journal remained relatively steady, interest peaked after a call for papers was made in relation to Traditional Medicine. As a result of the overwhelming response, we decided to publish the an edition of #Heritage Alive, a book, dedicated to the theme of Traditional medicine.
Members of the #Heritage Alive editorial board is: Emily Drani, Antoine Gauthier, Michael Peterson, V. Jayarajan, Albert van der Zeijden, Ki Leonce, Gabriele Desiderio, Ananya Bhattacharya, Okello Quinto, Eivind Falk (Editor in Chief).
For further information: Eivind.Falk@handverksinstituttet.no
By Albert van der Zeijden, Dutch Centre for Intangible Heritage (VIE) The Dutch Centre for Intangibe Heritage, the organization I work for, is responsible for the implementation of the UNESCO…Read More
ICH NGO FORUM NEWS (Version française ici-dessous) Dear colleagues in the ICH NGO FORUM, the 2003 UNESCO Convention 5th General Assembly (5.GA) is approaching, taking place from June 2 to…Read More
The Norwegian Centre for Traditional Music and Dance is a private, independent foundation financed by the Norwegian state. The foundation started as a council for folk music and folk dance…Read More
By Director Eivind Falk, Norwegian Crafts Institute – Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage. The rich tradition of crafts is like a treasure chest. The many variations and diversities in boat…Read More