An exhibition dedicated to Ukrainian intangible cultural heritage has opened in a Norway
On October 30th, an exhibition titled "Ukrainian Intangible Cultural Heritage: Crafts, Practices, and Traditions" opened in the Norwegian city of Fredrikstad. This event is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2003, highlighting the importance of cultural exchange and mutual understanding between nations. The exhibition was inaugurated by the deputy mayor of the Viken district, Camilla Eidsvold.
The exhibition features artifacts, including photographs, videos, and various creations, that reveal the impact of the war on Ukrainian culture. Visitors can immerse themselves in Ukrainian intangible cultural heritage through Petrykivka decorative painting, the sounds of the kobza and bandura, and more. Workshops and masterclasses on pysanka (Easter egg) decorating, Petrykivka painting, and playing the kobza are also available, led by experts from Petrykivka, as well as the Kobzar Guilds of Kyiv and Lviv, and members of the National Union of Folk Art Masters of Ukraine. The program includes performances by kobzars.
The exhibition "Ukrainian Intangible Cultural Heritage: Crafts, Practices, and Traditions" is the result of a collaborative initiative involving the Center for Development "Democracy through Culture," the National Union of Folk Art Masters of Ukraine, the Norwegian Institute of Crafts, and the Fredrikstad Museum. The event is organized with the support of the National Commission of Ukraine for UNESCO, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, the Charitable Fund "MHP-Hromada," and the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration.
The exhibition will run until November 5th, offering visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich cultural history and traditions of Ukraine.