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"UNESCO-listed intangible cultural heritage of Croatia" exhibition

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers Strasbourg 31 May 2018
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Nina Obuljen Koržinek, ministre de la Culture de la Croatie et Thorbjorn Jagland, Secrétaire Général du Conseil de l'Europe

Nina Obuljen Koržinek, ministre de la Culture de la Croatie et Thorbjorn Jagland, Secrétaire Général du Conseil de l'Europe

The exhibition features 15 examples of Croatian heritage included in the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage lists.

The exhibition is divided into 18 units consisting of films, texts, photographs, maps and objects related to the individual cultural heritage elements on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, or on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.

The 15 elements in question are as follows:

1. Lacemaking in Croatia
2. Two-part singing and playing in the Istrian scale
3. Festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of Dubrovnik
4. Spring procession of Ljelje/Kraljice (queens) from Gorjani
5. Procession Za Krizen (‘following the cross’) on the island of Hvar
6. Traditional manufacturing of children’s wooden toys in Hrvatsko Zagorje
7. Annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav area
8. Gingerbread craft from northern Croatia,
9. Sinjska Alka, a knights’ tournament in Sinj
10. Bećarac singing and playing from eastern Croatia
11. Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterland
12. Klapa, multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern Croatia
13. Mediterranean diet

On UNESCO’s Urgent Safeguarding List:
14. Ojkanje singing

In the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices:
15. Community project of safeguarding the living culture of Rovinj/Rovigno: the Batana Ecomuseum