Category:Intangible heritage

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UNESCO defines the intangible culture as practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills that communities recognize as part of their cultural heritage. This intangible cultural heritage, transmitted from generation to generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups in response to their environment, their interaction with nature and their history, and provides them with a sense of identity and continuity, thus promoting respect for cultural diversity and human creativity.

In Slovenia it is usually divided in the following areas:

Its safeguarding is based on the UNESCO Convention (2003) and the state law on natural and cultural heritage (2008) and is coordinated by the Slovene Ethnographic Museum.

In May 2018 the national register lists 65 items of Slovene intangible heritage, among them the Škofja Loka Passion Play, the Laufarija in Cerkno, the Procession of the Kurent - Korant, Making Idrija bobbin lace, Ribnica woodenware, Traditional production of sea salt, the Traditional breeding and keeping of Lipizzaner horses at the Lipica stud farm, Slovene folk-pop music, and the Painting beehive panels.

Among the 500 elements corresponding to 122 countries on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity there are also the ones related to Slovenia: the Škofja Loka Passion Play (inscribed in 2016), the Door-to-door rounds of Kurenti (2017), the Bobbin LaceMaking (2018) and the Art of dry stone walling, knowledge and techniques (Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland) (2018).

Domestic Research Society

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The Domestic Research Society (DRS) was established in 2004 by visual artists Alenka Pirman and Damijan Kracina, and art historian Jani Pirnat. Under the motto "nothing of that which is domestic is alien to us" the society documents, collects, researches and presents domestic phenomena as installations, exhibitions or web projects related to the field of culture, art, science, conservation, and education.

Alongside an ongoing spoken Slovenian open online dictionary Razvezani jezik - The Unleashed Tongue, launched in 2004, the team has conceived several engaging visual arts projects, the Word for Word, Without Words, an interdisciplinary exhibition in City Art Gallery Ljubljana, or the most recent Animal Dance Macabre that commemorates the animals in the World War One.

Domestic Research Society 2015 The Animal Dance.JPG

Seviqc Brežice Festival

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The Seviqc Brežice Festival was established in 1982 by Ars Ramovš, who is the founder, organiser and producer of the annual event. Since 2007 it has run under the name Seviqc Brežice (abbreviation for Semper viva quam creata - "Always live as created"). The festival connects high-quality international practitioners of Early Music with their counterparts from Slovenia. The concerts take place from late June up to November, usually at exquisite cultural heritage sites, mostly castles, palaces and churches of south-eastern Slovenia.

The programme premieres new and authentic material, carefully chosen to promote the diversity of European early music, from the late Middle Ages right up to the beginning of the 20th century. In doing so, the programme breaks all taboos surrounding Early Music, giving it an insightful and honest platform and bringing in new audiences every time. The festival also encourages young Slovene artists and musicologists to study, research, and perform Early Music.







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