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Kaustinen Intangible Cultural Heritage Seminar 2019

By May 14, 20193 Comments

Finnish Folk Music Institute organizes the Kaustinen Intangible Cultural Heritage Seminar 2019: The impact of Unesco nominations on community-based safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage – experiences and practices.

The seminar takes place Saturday 13.7.19 as a part of the Living Heritage Special Programme of the 52nd Kaustinen Folk Music Festival, 8.–14.7.2019.

The seminar’s aim is to elaborate the role and impact of Unesco’s lists of intangible cultural heritage in safeguarding cultural heritage. What effect have nominations brought to practitioners in different Baltic and Nordic countries? What ways are there to promote good safeguarding practices? What role might NGOs take in the process? What kinds of threats or downsides are there in following the safeguarding framework of the convention?

In the seminar we’ll hear presentations reflecting different ICH elements from Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Finland. For detailed information see the seminar page.



  • This is a great venture,i wish i could be invited to this conference and share my town’s experience of ten years of our cultural festival.

  • Hi Mbarak Abdulqadir! This would be very interesting! Unfortunately seminar´s program is closed for this summer, but we´ll keep this in mind for the next summer & seminar. We are very open to all kind of collaboration, please give us an email:


    Matti Hakamäki

  • Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal of Amravati India is accredited NGO organizing International Seminar of ICH – Safeguarding and Management in January 2020. We shall be benefited by the report of Kaustinen Seminar on ICH. Wishing the organizers every success in their undertaking.

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