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Many of the Cook Islands old audiovisuals from the 1960s to 2000s will be digitised in Wellington along with treasured New Zealand collections. The content being digitised ranges from Constitution Celebrations, Gospel Day, Ariki ceremonies and audio tapes of local legends and musicians like the late Apiti Nicholas. The project named Utaina was launched at the National Library in Wellington on 17 November.
The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Dr. Kossi G. LAMADOKOU, received, this Friday, November 18, 2022 at the Presidency of the University of Lomé, a batch of 18,000 books and textbooks offered by the Nana Anè XV Foundation. This important batch of books reinforces quantitatively and qualitatively the documentary collection of the Centres de lecteur et d'animations culturelles (CLAC) of Togo and contributes to the development of young people.
As a member of the Climate Heritage Network (CHN), ICOM will be present on the margins of COP27 to participate in a full day of programming billed as Art Culture Heritage COP27 (11th November 2022). Art Culture Heritage COP27 will highlight how culture-based strategies can transform climate planning, policy and action, and how cultural institutions, including museums, are strong advocates for sustainable development and resilience in their communities.
Applications for IETM Global Connect 2023 are now open to performing arts professionals worldwide (producers, artists, managers, presenters, etc) who have at least 5 years of professional experience in the field. Selected IETM Global Connectors will have the opportunity to broaden their international connections, develop new skills and knowledge, actively share their perspectives with the network and bring new insights and learnings to their communities.
On 24 October 2022, UNESCO and Norway signed a new four-year (2022-2025) Programme Cooperation Agreement on the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to UNESCO’s work in the field of Culture and Communication and Information. Through the long-term predictable financial support of Norway, UNESCO will strengthen its work in the fields of culture – to support world heritage, in particular preserving World Heritage sites in Africa; protect heritage in emergencies; and support artistic freedom.