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Theme year of Living Heritage 2023

There are many good reasons to celebrate living heritage next year! The theme of the European Heritage Days 2023 is living heritage. At the same time, the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage as well as Finland's 10-year long tenure as a member state of the Convention will be celebrated.

New tool The Spinner of Living Heritage leads children to cultural heritage

The Spinner of Living Heritage, created by The Finnish Heritage Agency in collaboration with the Association of Cultural Heritage Education in Finland, leads children to discuss living heritage from the perspective of sustainable development. The tool has been published in Finnish, Swedish and English.

Extra funding for the LIVIND project

The international LIVIND project led by the Finnish Museum Agency will continue for an extra year. Begun in September 2021, the additional funding extends the project until summer 2024. With the additional funding, the project will, among other things, support the implementation of practical pilot experiments in the nine partner countries.

Call for Ambassadors of Living Heritage

How visible are your culture and heritage in Finland? Do you want to make them more visible for the public and make some change? Are you a practitioner of heritage, an NGO worker, an artist, a researcher, an educator, an activist, or an enthusiast? If yes, do come along!

Application for handcrafted glass to UNESCO

Knowledge, craft techniques and skills related to handcrafted glass is an applicant for the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The application is multinational, and UNESCO is expected to issue its decision in December 2023. The Finnish Heritage Agency was responsible for preparing the application as regards Finland in co-operation with the Finnish Glass Museum and communities in the glass industry.

A guidebook by Visit Finland and the Finnish Heritage Agency has been published

Common Path: A Guide to the Responsible Use of Living Heritage in Tourism provides tools both those working in the field of living heritage and tourism.

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