Category:Intangible heritage


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UNESCO defines intangible culture as the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills that communities recognise as part of their cultural heritage. It is transmitted from generation to generation, 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, intangible heritage is typically divided into 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.

The National Register of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Slovenia lists over 80 items, among them: the Škofja Loka Passion Play; the Laufarija in Cerkno; the Procession of the Kurent – Korant; the making of Idrija bobbin lace; Ribnica woodenware; the Traditional production of sea salt; the Traditional breeding and keeping of Lipizzaner horses at the Lipica stud farm; Slovene folk-pop music; the Reading Badge movement; and the Painting beehive panels. See also the list of intangible heritage festivals.

The UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity also includes 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).

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Museum of Apiculture, Radovljica

The Museum of Apiculture, Radovljica, located in the Baroque Radovljica Mansion in the historic centre of Radovljica (together with the Municipal Museum of Radovljica), was founded in 1959 by the executive committee of the Beekeepers' Association of Slovenia in response to an appeal in the journal Slovenski čebelar (Slovene Beekeeper) to collect more material on the ancient practice of beekeeping. The museum was incorporated into the Radovljica Municipality Museums in 1963, thoroughly renovated in 1973, and again from 1996 to 2000.

Museum of Apiculture Bust of Anton Janša.jpg

Audiovisual Laboratory, Institute of Slovene Ethnology

Established in 1983, the Audiovisual Laboratory (AVL) of the Scientific Research Centre (ZRC SAZU), Slovene Academy of Science and Arts has since 1999 made up a part of the Institute of Slovene Ethnology. The laboratory engages in visual documentation of culture and studies in visual communication and manifestations of culture. Its holdings comprise around 650 items of video documentation, 28 video films, and 102 items of edited material covering primarily regional ethnology.


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