Acquaintance with the intangible cultural heritage of Krakow

We held an interesting zoom conference with colleagues from Krakow, for which we would like to express our gratitude to Andrzej Shok, director of the Krakow Museum Center for the Interpretation of the Intangible Heritage of Krakow.

During the zoom, representatives of the NGO “WOMEN Plus”, Petrykivka community, Laboratory of Folklore and Ethnography of the Dnipropetrovsk Academy of Music named after Glinka and Dnipropetrovsk Regional Union of Poles got acquainted with the bearers of Krakow’s intangible heritage: lace, nativity scenes and rafters.

Our representatives also had something to share:
Lilia Girenko – told about the work of the NGO “WOMEN Plus”
Natalia Kovalenko – on achievements in preserving and popularizing Petrykivka painting
Olga Gusina – about measures to protect Cossack songs of Dnipropetrovsk region.

Culture unites, although it is so colorful. We are glad that even in these difficult times the online conversation took place without complications, it turned out to be open, frank and emotional.
There are already plans for cooperation.

P.S. In Dnipropetrovsk region there are 2 elements of the ICH, which are included by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in the UNESCO lists.
In December 2013, the UNESCO Representative List included the Petrykivka Painting, which originates in the village of Petrykivka, founded by Petro Kalnyshevsky more than 230 years later.
The second element of the ICH is the Cossack songs of Dnipropetrovsk region, which on November 30, 2016 was included in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Protection.
Members of the NGO “WOMEN Plus” directly participated in the preparation of nomination dossiers of these elements and reports to UNESCO on measures for their protection.
We fruitfully cooperate both with the communities of the region and with the bearers of the elements.