UNESCO declared transhumance and blown glass techniques as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Transhumance and glass blowing technique In Spain, they are recognized as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as of Wednesday, December 6. This was decided by the UNESCO committee meeting in Kasene (Botswana) this week.

The international transhumance candidacy led by Spain also recognizes this form of grazing in Albania, Andorra, Croatia, France, Luxembourg and Romania, thus adding to the recognition already enjoyed in Austria, Greece and Italy, as reported by the Ministry of Culture. In a statement.

In this sense, the department headed by Ernest Urtasun reminded the following: There are 125,000 kilometers of livestock routes in Spain It covers the entire peninsular region and islands, indicating that transhumance is a common practice in all autonomous communities.

Likewise, he emphasized that the seasonal movement of herds remains a “living heritage”, creating “a rich cultural and ethnographic heritage reflected in festivals and traditions, the toponyms, gastronomy and architecture associated with this activity”.

Moreover, The blown glass technique in Spain was inscribed on UNESCO’s List of Representative Representations of the Intangible Cultural Heritage As part of an international nomination shared with the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany and Hungary, which recognizes knowledge, craft techniques and skills in glass production.

In particular, the blown glass technique is knowledge linked to Spanish culture. Production centers that have existed for more than three centuries, It is indicated by the Ministry of Culture, such as the National Farm Glass Center in Segovia or Gordiola Glass in Mallorca.

In this sense, he pointed out that approximately 140 craftsmen and artists’ workshops throughout the region and sometimes linked to museums aim to bring visibility to the characteristic productions of centers that have already disappeared.

21 manifestations of Intangible Heritage

With these inscriptions, There are currently 21 cultural events in Spain declared as Intangible Cultural Heritage of HumanityAs the Ministry recalls.

It also has four examples included in the Register of Good Practices for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, a tool that recognizes notable experiences in programmes, projects and activities for the protection of intangible cultural heritage with the aim of transferring it to other countries.

The ‘Asturian Cider Culture’ candidacy is expected to be considered by UNESCO next year; As well as the extension of ‘Dry stone art’, which was declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2018, to the autonomous communities of Madrid, the Canary Islands and Murcia.

Source: Informacion


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