A two-day Capacity Building Workshop on Intangible Cultural Heritage was organised by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India at National Museum, New Delhi on 27th & 28th of August 2022.
The inaugural function was graced by the presence of Mr. Tim Curtis, Secretary, Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage, UNESCO and Mr. Eric Falt, Director, UNESCO, New Delhi Cluster.
Following the inaugural address by Ms. Lily Pandeya, Joint Secretary Ministry of Culture, and Mr. Eric Falt, day one of the workshop included dance ballet 'Devi Rising' by Shrimati Biswas & Troupe, Kolkata, screening of ICH film- Diverse Expression of Intangible.
Mr. Tim Curtis gave a presentation on 'ICH from UNESCO perspective', Prof. Manvi Seth in her address shed light on 'ICH Challenges and Future Prospect'. The case study of Community Museum, Gya Sasoma was presented by Prof. Manvi Seth. It was highlighted how the documentation of ICH by the department of Museology, NMI led to the setting up of a Community Museum in Ladakh. Ms. Ritu Sethi gave a talk on ' India and ICH'.
The two-day workshop also entails exhibition and stalls of Traditional Craftsmanship of Bengal celebrating the diverse cultural heritage of India.