ICH safeguarding: listing

Art will win the darkness
March 26, 2022

On September 5, 2022, the ICH Expert Council at the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine jointly with the accredited NGO “Development Centre “Democracy through Culture” carried out the workshop on ICH listing in Ukraine, principles, objectives, requirements.

The head of the Expert Council, deputy director of the “Democracy through Culture”, Valentyna Demian, vice head of the Expert Council, Iryna Kats, and experts, Oleksandr Butsenko, director of the “Democracy through Culture”, Vlada Lytovchenko, director general of Vyshhorod Culture and History Reserve, and Valentyna Vitos, director of the Odesa Regional Center for Ukrainian Culture, explained main steps and aims on identifying an ICH element, preparing dossier for the National Register, developing safeguarding plan. All speakers stressed upon the importance of ICH safeguarding activities in Ukraine today when the russian aggressive war against Ukraine jeopardized not only vitaly of the intangible cultural heritage but lives of its bearers.

Above 50 participants from different regions of Ukraine, Odesa, Mykolyiv, Rivne, Sumy, Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv, Luhansk, took part in the workshop.