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Wiki Loves Living Heritage – The photo contest invites everyone to participate in the documentation of intangible cultural heritage
What living cultural heritage is important to you? What do you transmit or would you like to pass on to future generations? What traditions would you like to bring to the awareness of the rest of Finland and the world? The Wiki Loves Living Heritage -photo contest starts on Europe Day on 9th May and ends on the European Heritage Days event week 10th September.
A new card deck for living heritage has been published!
What is living intangible cultural heritage in today's Finland? What kind of traditional examples do we have in connection with crafts, nature or music? And what traditions do many minorities in Finland have? The picture card deck of living heritage leads a wide range of learners to dive into intangible heritage.
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.
Global "Wiki Loves Living Heritage" campaign celebrates intangible cultural heritage in 2023
As part of the global campaign, a photo contest will be organized in Finland to make visible intangible cultural heritage, its safeguarding and practitioners. The campaign is organized by the Finnish Heritage agency in cooperation with Wikimedia Finland, European Heritage Days and the Federation of Local Heritage Associations.
Ambassadors of Living Heritage bring more diverse perspectives to traditions
During this autumn and winter, a project coordinated by the Finnish Heritage Agency has trained six Ambassadors of Living Heritage, held workshops and brought more diverse perspectives to the work on intangible cultural heritage. The project is implemented in cooperation with the Arts Promotion Centre Finland Taike, the Culture for All Service and Globe Art Point.
Finnish Heritage Agency asks for statements for the action plan of intangible cultural heritage by 5th April.
Finnish Heritage Agency has drawn up, in cooperation with the ICH advisory group, an action plan for Intangible Cultural Heritage for the years 2023–2028. It is possible to comment on the draft programme by 5th April.