State Reg­is­ter of In­tan­gi­ble Cul­tural Her­itage to be cre­ated

Azer News - - Country Guide - Le­man Mam­madova

TIt is pointed out in the state bud­get of the Repub­lic of Azer­bai­jan for 2019, Trend re­ports.

Ac­cord­ing to the doc­u­ment, this is­sue has been iden­ti­fied as one of the main di­rec­tions of state pol­icy for refugees and in­ter­nally dis­placed per­sons in 2019-2022.

Other pri­or­i­ties will be the pass­porti­za­tion of his­tor­i­cal and cul­tural mon­u­ments lo­cated on the ter­ri­tory of the re­serves, the cre­ation of a data­base that meets the modern re­quire­ments.

It also en­vis­ages defin­ing bor­ders and pre­par­ing maps for his­tor­i­cal and cul­tural re­serves.

On Oc­to­ber 3 this year, the Mu­seum Cen­ter hosted a pre­sen­ta­tion of the "Azer­bai­jan State Reg­is­ter of In­tan­gi­ble Cul­tural Her­itage Sources" por­tal (www.in­tan­gi­ble.az), pre­pared by the Min­istry of Cul­ture.

The e-por­tal con­tains in­for­ma­tion on the sam­ples of in­tan­gi­ble cul­tural her­itage, their car­ri­ers and or­ga­ni­za­tions, as well as na­tional and in­ter­na­tional doc­u­ments adopted in the field of cul­ture, the lat­est in­no­va­tions in the field of in­tan­gi­ble her­itage, ex­am­ples of cul­tural her­itage UN­ESCO list, nec­es­sary sci­en­tific lit­er­a­ture, pho­tos and videos about the Ar­me­nia-Azer­bai­jan Nagorno-Karabakh con­flict, etc. In ad­di­tion, the por­tal pro­vides in­for­ma­tion on the in­tan­gi­ble her­itage pat­terns of cities and dis­tricts of Azer­bai­jan.

Along with the Min­istry of Cul­ture, nu­mer­ous or­ga­ni­za­tions, in­clud­ing the In­sti­tute of Folk­lore, Na­tional His­tory Mu­seum, the In­sti­tute of Arche­ol­ogy and Ethnog­ra­phy, Azer­bai­jan Ashugs Union, the In­sti­tute of Ar­chi­tec­ture and Art, Azer­bai­jan State In­for­ma­tion Agency, Azer­bai­jan Na­tional Art Mu­seum, Azer­bai­jan State Mu­seum of Mu­si­cal Cul­ture, Na­tional Culi­nary Cen­ter, State Film Fund, Na­tional Li­brary of Azer­bai­jan and oth­ers work on the prepa­ra­tion of the e-por­tal.

The es­tab­lish­ment of the State Reg­is­ter of In­tan­gi­ble Cul­tural Her­itage of Azer­bai­jan is based on the ne­ces­sity of state reg­is­tra­tion of in­tan­gi­ble cul­tural sam­ples, pro­mot­ing their pro­pa­ganda, and for­mu­lat­ing the nec­es­sary in­for­ma­tional data­base to pre­vent the Ar­me­ni­ans from adopt­ing them.

Re­cently, Yalli (Kochari, Ten­zere) and the "Dede Gorgud's her­itage: a file on cul­ture, folk le­gends and mu­sic” by Azer­bai­jan, Kaza­khstan and Tur­key have been in­cluded in the UN­ESCO List of In­tan­gi­ble Cul­tural Her­itage. It was noted that Yalli, tra­di­tional group dances of Azer­bai­jan’s Nakhchivan Au­ton­o­mous Repub­lic, is in need of ur­gent safe­guard­ing.

The list also in­cludes Azer­bai­jan’s Lahij cop­per craft, ashig art (com­bines po­etry, sto­ry­telling and tra­di­tional in­stru­men­tal mu­sic), Novruz hol­i­day, the art of car­pet weav­ing, ke­laghayi (tra­di­tional Azer­bai­jani women’s headgear), the art of play­ing tar (stringed mu­si­cal in­stru­ment), while Chovqan, the tra­di­tional Karabakh horse-rid­ing game, has been in­cluded in the UN­ESCO List of In­tan­gi­ble Cul­tural Her­itage in Need of Ur­gent Safe­guard­ing.

Azer­bai­jan be­came mem­ber of UN­ESCO on June 3, 1992, af­ter the restora­tion of its in­de­pen­dence. In 2003, Azer­bai­jan and UN­ESCO signed the frame­work agree­ment on co­op­er­a­tion in the ar­eas of cul­ture, science, ed­u­ca­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion, which al­lowed Azer­bai­jan to be­come one of the donors of UN­ESCO.

The Icher­ishe­her (Old City), Maiden Tower and Shir­van­shah's palace were in­cluded in the UN­ESCO World Her­itage List in 2000, while since 2007 the Go­bus­tan Na­tional His­tor­i­cal-Artis­tic re­serve has also been listed there.

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