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At the extended 45th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Riyadh this week, Saudi Arabia and UNESCO organized a side event on the Dive into Heritage initiative. This groundbreaking project will leverage digital technologies to explore and conserve UNESCO World Heritage sites and their related intangible heritage.
The 45th extended session of the Unesco World Heritage Committee has kicked off a “historic first” event in Saudi Arabia. The 45th extended session of the Unesco World Heritage Committee has kicked off a “historic first” event in Saudi Arabia. Speaking on the opening day in Riyadh on Monday, several representatives congratulated Saudi Arabia on the coming event, while also expressing sympathy for the people of Morocco following the earthquake that has killed more than 2,100 people and damaged several heritage sites, such as Kharboush Mosque.
The Saudi Heritage Commission has announced the nomination of 50,000 urban heritage assets from across the Kingdom for registration. This collaborative effort complies with the Antiquities and Urban Heritage System. The objective is to develop a strategy for registering, categorizing, and encoding nominated assets in the Architectural Heritage Register using modern technologies. The register catalogs heritage sites, assessing their national, urban, or cultural significance in accordance with the Antiquities and Urban Heritage System.
The first-of-its-kind music diploma in the Kingdom constitutes a quantum leap in the field of music education through training and performance, which comes in line with the country's future aspirations. The program will start in September and last for two academic years, said the Executive Director of the Music Home, Moataz Al-Shabanah, during a press conference held at the institute's headquarters in the presence of the Ministry of Culture's deputy minister of national partnerships and development, Noha Kattan. He confirmed that the program will contribute to spreading the music culture, which is a universal language and a channel for building bridges of communication with other cultures.
The Ministry of Culture launches its national project, ""Cultural Tourist Trails in the Golden Triangle,"" under the sponsorship and care of Her Excellency, Minister of Culture, Haifa Najjar. This project aims to establish new trails that highlight the culture and heritage of the Golden triangle region. The selected trails for the first phase are: the Al-Humeima - Al-Ajouz trail, the Wadi Sabra -Lawrence's Rock trail in Petra, the Seven Pillars of Wisdom Square in Wadi Rum, and the Tutan -Wadi Al-Yatam trail leading to the southern beach in Aqaba.
Most people have a heartfelt need to create and express themselves – it’s part of what makes us human. However, while art, music and writing can be fulfilling at an individual level, governments are increasingly aware of the importance of nurturing creative talent for the benefit of society and the economy.