Jamaica pushes on with the inventory of its living heritage
UNESCO release, 4 September 2013

KINGSTON, JAMAICA: Less than a year after hosting a foundational workshop on the implementation of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage at the national level and the development of a plan of action to this effect, Jamaica is mobilizing community practitioners and representatives of its governmental and non-governmental organizations to push forward with the inventorying of its living heritage. Organized by the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank in collaboration with the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Kingston Cluster Office for the Caribbean, a national workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage is taking place in Kingston from 4 to 13 September 2013. The workshop focuses on community participation in the identification and inventorying of intangible cultural heritage, data collection, organization and management, and hands-on experience in preparing field work. Read the release …