A very special and interesting publication on the intangible cultural heritage of Cyprus is presented by the Cyprus National Commission UNESCO, with the support of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, as well as the UNESCO Chair and Mediazone of the University of Nicosia.

Titled “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Cyprus – National Inventory”, the publication presents the wealth of traditions and customs that have been preserved across generations and are linked to the lives and activities of Cypriots.

This is the most recent on-site photographic documentation of people, places, traditions, practices, techniques, tools and objects, related to the first thirty elements inscribed on the “National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage” (between 2009-2017) and on the UNESCO’s “Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” (between 2009 – 2019).

The photographic material was researched and curated by Dr Antigoni Polyneiki of the Cyprus National Committee UNESCO and photographer Nicos Louca. A series of short clips were produced to promote the publication, in collaboration with the UNESCO Chair and Mediazone of the University of Nicosia, the latter of which was tasked with videography documentation of the project.

The bilingual publication (Greek and English) is available FOR FREE on the website of the Cyprus National Commission for UNESCO (www.unesco.org.cy)