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Vietnam has snapped into action to protect two of its indigenous art forms after they were recently recognised by UNESCO as part of the worlds intangible cultural heritage.
Ideas were recently floated on classifying intangible cultural heritage by the public and the law makers.The public considered it necessary to classify intangible cultural heritage, which covers such things as special dances, ethnic music and special art, throughout the country, but the law makers decided evaluating and listing were sufficient with classification.
Serbia's Republic and Provincial Institutes for Protection of Culture Monuments, the National Library of Serbia, with support of a group of Greece's leading experts in the field, are all taking part in the reconstruction works at Hilandar, ravaged in a fire five years ago.
Thailand on Friday handed over seven pieces of Cambodian artifacts stolen by illegal smugglers upon request of the Cambodian government.It is a positive gesture from Thai side in friendship and cooperation, said Hor Nam Hong, deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation.
The 'Return of cultural objects: the Athens conference' recently oublished byMUSEUM International includes case studies,a discussion on ethical and legal aspects of returning cultural objects, information with regard tomediation and cultural diplomacy, international cooperation and research.
A notebook containing 32 sketches by Pablo Picasso, valued at about 8m (7m), vanished yesterday from the Picasso Museum in central Paris.