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UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Nominations

Hat Weaving, Falconry, Indian Chanting, and more

By: Nelida Nassar - 12/07/2012
Hat Weaving, Falconry, Indian Chanting, and moreUNESCO's safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage consists of the protection of practices and expressions that are handed down from generation to generation. These include oral traditions, performing arts, social customs, rituals, and festive events, or as know-how linked to traditional crafts. To date, 232 such activities have been listed, derived from 86 countries. Thirty-five of them will be shortlisted this year.

Hancock Shaker Village

2012 Calendar of Events

By: Shaker - 04/04/2012
2012 Calendar of EventsHancock Shaker Village (HSV) announces the living history museum’s 2012 plans at a press conference today. The 52nd season will run from April 7 through October 28. It includes a major new exhibition titled A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA, which features the work of photographer Noel Vicentini, who was hired as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Art Project in 1936 to document the Shaker villages in upstate New York and western Massachusetts for the newly-formed Index of American Design.

Face the World - Global Portrait Party: Eclipse Mill Edition

Invitation to Sign Up for Event of May 6, 2-5 PM

By: Astrid Hiemer - 04/01/2012
Invitation to Sign Up for Event of May 6, 2-5 PMFacebook Fans and Non Facebook Friends alike, you are invited to participate in the Eclipse Mill portrait party. Please sign up, bring a photo of a friend; we supply everything else and assistance during the painting process. Prior experience is not required, but we count on participants and visitors with lots of good will to make this event a celebration of global friendships.

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