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Torne River dipnetting culture to be prepared for nomination for UNESCO’s list jointly by Finland and Sweden
Finland's next element to be inscribed on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity concerns the dipnet fishing tradition along the Torne River. The proposal concerning the living tradition along the border river will be prepared in cooperation with Sweden, which will also coordinate the multinational application. The aim is to submit the application to UNESCO in March 2025.
Know-how on handcrafted glass inscribed on UNESCO’s list
The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, convening in Botswana, has inscribed the knowledge, craft and skills of handmade glass production on the UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The inscription of a multinational nomination is a tribute to glassblowing and design based on intangible cultural heritage.
Winners announced for the Wiki Loves Safeguarding Living Heritage photo contest
The Wiki Loves Living Heritage campaign has been spread around the world in 2023 celebrating the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage as well as the European Heritage Days’ theme year Living Heritage. The European photo contest related to the campaign resulted in 1700 photos in Wikimedia Commons focusing on the various forms of safeguarding living heritage. The winners of the contest come from Austria, Germany and Finland. The contest was organized by the European Network of Focal Points for the 2003 Convention (ENFP).
22 new elements to the National Inventory of Living Heritage
The Ministry of Culture has nominated 22 new elements to the National Inventory of Living Heritage which now has 86 elements altogether.
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.