Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Modern Cultural Heritage
Directorate
Stavroula –Villy Fotopoulou
Limassol, Cyprus...
Visibility of ICH in Greece
• 1st Awareness –Raising
Seminar, Thessaloniki,
1.2.2014
Outcomes of the Seminar
• More than 150 participants:
• cultural associations (dance,
music, organizers of festivities)
• ...
INVENTORING
The main task of the National Committee for the Implementation of the
ICH Convention (established Dec. 2012) h...
PROMOTION and ENHANCEMENT of
MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Museum Educational Programmes
Environmental Education Centres (Ministry ...
Museum Educational
Programmes
Aeani Museum,
Macedonia
Museum of Loulis Flour Mills,
Peireas
Children’s Museum of Athens
Sl...
New Museological
Approaches to Food
and Gastronomy I
Museum of Greek
Gastronomy, Athens
•Greek gastronomy will be
studied ...
New Museological
Approaches to Food
and Gastronomy II
“Gastronomy Days”
at Benaki Museum,
Athens
“A Spoonful of Inspiratio...
New Museological
Approaches to Food
and Gastronomy III
“Taste and Memory”
Project
Public Anthropology –Cultural
Management...
Drafting of a Safeguarding Plan for an
element under threat: Wooden
Shipbuilding
 Test in intersectoral and interdiscipli...
Kerynia II: a rather successful attempt to
reconstruct an ancient ship
A virtual reconstruction of a byzantine
ship and its cargo
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Greece: Intangible Cultural Heritage practices in Greece

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SESSION 1
Eighth Annual Meeting of the South East European Experts Network
on Intangible Cultural Heritage
15-16 May 2014. Limassol, Cyprus
Author: Stavroula Fotopoulou, Head of Museums of Modern Cultural Heritage, Modern Cultural Heritage Directorate, Ministry of Culture and Sports
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Greece: Intangible Cultural Heritage practices in Greece

  1. 1. Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Modern Cultural Heritage Directorate Stavroula –Villy Fotopoulou Limassol, Cyprus, 15 May 2014
  2. 2. Visibility of ICH in Greece • 1st Awareness –Raising Seminar, Thessaloniki, 1.2.2014
  3. 3. Outcomes of the Seminar • More than 150 participants: • cultural associations (dance, music, organizers of festivities) • museums of modern culture (folklore, ethnological, historical etc) • representatives of municipal and regional authorities • researchers and academics practicing Ethnology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Folklore; • stakeholders or curators of local archives (musical, audiovisual documentation etc), folklore collections, libraries from Macedonia and Thrace. • First Attempt at Awareness Raising • Fine-tuning of presentations after the evaluation results • Municipal Authorities: facilitators • Academics and researchers: how do they relate to ICH and Awareness –Raising events?
  4. 4. INVENTORING The main task of the National Committee for the Implementation of the ICH Convention (established Dec. 2012) has been the formation of the National ICH Inventory. Up till now, emphasis on: o Sustainable Development (crafts and know-how): marble –crafts, wooden shipbuilding, enhancement of Mediterranean Diet o Drafting of Safeguarding Measures/Plans according to communities’ initiatives  Need for a shift to popular forms of expression, such as music and dance o In search of common elements in the area: Sephardim Songs and Music (Spain, Morocco), Grecanico Music in Calabria, Puglia, Sicily
  5. 5. PROMOTION and ENHANCEMENT of MEDITERRANEAN DIET Museum Educational Programmes Environmental Education Centres (Ministry of Education)
  6. 6. Museum Educational Programmes Aeani Museum, Macedonia Museum of Loulis Flour Mills, Peireas Children’s Museum of Athens Slow Food in Ethnological Museum of Thrace
  7. 7. New Museological Approaches to Food and Gastronomy I Museum of Greek Gastronomy, Athens •Greek gastronomy will be studied according to location and individual characteristics of each place, nature and inhabitants, through the food and local traditions. •Educational courses will be held on nutrition, health and well-being for children and adults. •Visitors will be able to follow the development of Greek products, from the farm to the market and finally the table.
  8. 8. New Museological Approaches to Food and Gastronomy II “Gastronomy Days” at Benaki Museum, Athens “A Spoonful of Inspiration”. International Film Festival of Gastronomy in Athens (AICFF) live cooking sessions and food performances from popular chefs and creative presentations inspired by films.
  9. 9. New Museological Approaches to Food and Gastronomy III “Taste and Memory” Project Public Anthropology –Cultural Management creation of sweet and salty memories narrations and poems on “recipes with memory” homemade tit-bits and sweets offered by citizens, and local products by world-acclaimed food businesses “Aftertaste”: aesthetic interventions in the eating areas of Kalamata
  10. 10. Drafting of a Safeguarding Plan for an element under threat: Wooden Shipbuilding  Test in intersectoral and interdisciplinary approach  Need to protect the wooden ships, as well the shipyards  Limits of Listing of Monuments  Revitalization of the craft –transmission through apprenticeship and formal education  Resolution of conflict with E.U. policies  Momentum after a Nautical Museums’ Conference, Peireas, 9-10 May 2014  Resources from NGOs and Greek Maritime Enterprises
  11. 11. Kerynia II: a rather successful attempt to reconstruct an ancient ship
  12. 12. A virtual reconstruction of a byzantine ship and its cargo
  13. 13. Thank you!

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