What is Intangible
Cultural Heritage?

Intangible cultural heritage is recognized by the community, groups, and in some cases, individuals as part of their cultural heritage, customs, traditions, rituals, forms of ideas and expression, knowledge and skills, as well as related tools, objects, works - cultural are the whole of the territories.

Intangible cultural values ​​refer to folklore, language, dialects, dialects, place names, the content of coats of arms and other national symbols, traditional crafts, national customs, traditions, holidays, rituals, public life, manners, rules, economic, folk art Information related to activities, the culture of life support, beliefs, worship, scientific research results and methods, information kept in intangible cultural heritage sites, archives, libraries, legal entities, and individuals.

Alfred Kocharyan

Dear Colleagues,

The creation of the "Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Armenia" database of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia is aimed at preserving, valuing the intangible cultural heritage of Armenia, using its place and role in society, increasing recognition and popularization.
The database provides comprehensive information on current developments in the intangible cultural heritage of the Republic of Armenia, presenting materials on the preservation, protection and transmission of that heritage, cultural heritage of different communities, specialists in the field, bearers of heritage, as well as developments in the legal field of intangible cultural heritage. UNESCO 2003 Processes under the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage;
Preservation and popularization of the intangible cultural heritage of the Republic of Armenia is one of the priorities of the cultural policy, which is implemented through republican-international programs.

Alfred Kocharyan
Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia

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