Travelling exhibition on intangible heritage in Slovenia

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Monday, 1 January, 2018 to Monday, 31 December, 2018
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Celebrating the European Year of Cultural Heritage the Slovenian Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the Slovene ethnographic museum (currently the "Coordinator for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Republic of Slovenia"), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have set up the exhibition "Intangible heritage in Slovenia in the light of the UNESCO convention".

The exhibition displays 24 boards listing all units of intangible cultural heritage from the Republic of Slovenia that are listed in the national "Register of the Intangible Cultural Heritage". Included in the list are the "Škofja Loka Passion Play" and the "Door-to-door rounds of Kurenti", which also are inscribed to the "UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity".

The 25th board is dedicated to the celebration of the "World Bee Day", which will be celebrated on the 20 May for the first time. It was the Republic of Slovenia that proposed the proclamation of the World Bee Day to the UN in response to an initiative of the Slovenian Beekeepers' Association and this celebration was declared on 17 November 2017.

The exhibition is currently on display in the lobby of the Ministry of Culture but in the following months it will travel to several Slovenian embassies in the EU as well as in Asia. The exhibition is produced in different bilingual versions: Slovene-English; Slovene-German; Slovene-Russian; and Slovene-Bosnian.

Read more about the World Bee Day (PDF) and the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Slovenia in the Light of the UNESCO Convention (PDF)

Visit the Slovenian European Year of Cultural Heritage website