Creative Cities Call for Applications

Created in 2004, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) fosters international cooperation across cities of the world that invest in culture and creativity as accelerators of sustainable development. Through seven creative fields – Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy,...

Ethics and Intangible Cultural Heritage

Ethics refers to norms of conduct regarding acceptable and unacceptable behaviors within a society or community—not necessarily from a legal perspective, but from a human or cultural perspective. Much of the discussion and literature on ethics in living heritage safeguarding...

Protecting Our Heritage and Fostering Creativity

In today’s interconnected world, culture's power to transform societies is clear. Its diverse manifestations – from our cherished historic monuments and museums to traditional practices and contemporary art forms – enrich our everyday lives in countless ways. Heritage constitutes a source...

Intangible Heritage and Museums

ICOM believes museums have a role to play in the protection of intangible heritage and is committed to the defense of this vulnerable heritage. Heritage embraces more than collections of objects or monuments, it includes intangible manifestations such as traditions...

Deadline for the 2021 Cycle Nominations

The deadline of 31 March has past for submitting nominations to the Lists of the 2003 Convention, proposals to the Register for Good Safeguarding Practices and Requests for International Assistance for examination by the Intergovernmental Committee in November/December 2021. As...

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