An outdoor exhibition presents the intangible cultural heritage in Southeastern Europe in Varna. The panels are lined up on Anton Novak Square in front of the entrance to the Sea Garden.
They present photographs and texts documenting the living traditions of the region and the UNESCO-listed elements of the intangible cultural heritage of the 17 member states of the World Organization’s Regional Center in Sofia. Shown are customs and practices that arose when different cultures met in distant historical eras and built a bridge between them, the organizers from “Varna Open Art” report. Rituals, holidays, performing arts, crafts and crafts are documented in photos and stories.
The exhibition is under the motto “Journey through living traditions” and is visiting Varna on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention for the Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the organizers specify. The document draws attention to this essential and inalienable part of national identity and the exchange of knowledge and skills between different generations for the preservation of living traditions. The Convention addresses the cultural specificities of customs, songs and dances and related instruments, objects, artefacts and spaces recognized by communities as part of their cultural heritage. The representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity contains hundreds of examples.
The exhibition of the UNESCO Regional Center is carried out with the financial support of the “Culture” Fund of the Municipality of Varna.
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