The UNESCO Chair of the University of Nicosia and UNIC Mediazone have been supporting the actions of the Cyprus National Committee UNESCO and the Special Committee UNESCO and the Special Committee of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the field of intangible cultural heritage.
Their contribution is highlighted on pages 64-72, a presentation prepared by the Office of the Cyprus National Committee for UNESCO, in the latest issue of Living Heritage Magazine*.
Filming “Byzantine chant” at Saint John’s Cathedral
Antigoni Polyniki, Saint John’s Cathedral, Cyprus, Nicosia, 2018
In May 2018 in collaboration with Greece and regarding the nomination file for the inscription of “Byzantine chant” on the Representative List of the intangible cultural heritage of Humanity (2019 cycle nominations), the Commission, the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the UNESCO Chair at the University of Nicosia and UNIC-Mediazone co-produced a short film about Byzantine chant in Cyprus. The film, created with the participation of students from the University of Nicosia, is available on the Commission’s YouTube channel https://youtu.be/HsmWsDdUlNU
Filming “Pipilla needle lace-making” in Kilani village
Demetris Adamou, Antigoni Polyniki, Cyprus, Lemesos, Kilani
In the frame of the celebrations for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the Cyprus National Commission for UNESCO collaborated with the Cyprus Tourism Organization and the UNESCO Chair at the University of Nicosia for the production of a printed and electronic bi-lingual (Greek and English) booklet dedicated to the inscribed on the National Inventory of Cyprus ICH elements. The project includes the production of three short films: “Limassol Carnival”, “Byzantine chant”, and “Pipilla needle lace in Omodos and Kilani villages”.
*The Living Heritage Magazine is prepared by the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe under the auspices of UNESCO.
The Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe came into being in 2008 as it was registered as a non-profit organization in accordance with the Bulgarian legislation.
With Resolution adopted on the 35th session of UNESCO General Conference on October 2009, the Regional Centre is recognized as a regional centre (category 2) under the auspices of UNESCO.