Inventorying of living heritage builds momentum in Trinidad and Tobago

When, local time: 
Saturday, 22 June 2013 - 8:00am to Monday, 1 July 2013 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
h.gurung@unesco.org

Organized by the Trinidad and Tobago National Commission for UNESCO, the Ministry of the Arts & Multiculturalism of Trinidad and Tobago and the UNESCO Kingston Cluster Office for the Caribbean, the workshop marks a significant step in safeguarding the living heritage of Trinidad and Tobago. It will focus on community participation in the identification and inventory of intangible cultural heritage, organization and management of information, and hands-on experience in preparing field work. The field activity will be reinforced by a pilot inventory activity to follow in proceeding months.

Funded by the Government of Japan, the workshop is part of a sub-regional project being implemented in Belize, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago within the context of UNESCO’s global strategy on capacity building to safeguard intangible cultural heritage. It will be conducted by two experts from the UNESCO facilitators’ network: Harriet Deacon and Rieks Smeets.