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European Heritage Days to take place in Moldova

17:58 | 12.09.2022 Category: Culture

Chisinau, 12 September /MOLDPRES/ - More cultural actions will take place within the European Heritage Days, due in Moldova on 13-25 September.  

At a today’s news conference, Culture Minister Sergiu Prodan said that the ministry and the cultural and artistic institutions subordinated to it came with a rich programme this year. According to the official, the ceremony of opening of the European Heritage Days in Moldova will take place at the headquarters of the National Ethnography and Natural History Museum on 13 September, where the Natura (The Nature) hall will be inaugurated after repair.

A joint meeting of the National Commission for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage from Moldova and Romania will be held at the government’s building on 14 September. The participants in the event will tackle subjects on the progress made by both states in the implementation of the UNESCO Convention from 2003 on the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage, aspects of the legal framework in the field, national strategies in the sector, will establish common actions on the promotion of elements included in the UNESCO Representative List and will identify other elements of candidacy, which might be jointly submitted to the UNESCO Lists.   

On 14 September at 17:00, a festive event will take place titled, A joint history, a common heritage: the Art of the national shirt – element of cultural identity in Moldova and Romania. An exhibition of Romanian traditional costumes from collections of Moldova’s National Ethnography and Natural History Museum and the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant from Romania will be inaugurated at this event. The action will culminate will an artistic programme held by the Serghei Lunchevici Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic.

An exhibition of engraving from the 16th-19th centuries will be launched at the National Art Museum of Moldova on 15 September at 16:00.On the same day, the seventh edition of the meeting of the National Romanian Theatres will be inaugurated with the play, The Trap. The entire schedule of the cultural events organized on this occasion can be watched on the website of the Culture Ministry.    

The European Heritage Days is an initiative by the Council of Europe, starting from 1985; the first issue of the Days was held in France. Beginning with 1999, the European Union also got involved in their celebration and the permanent slogan became, Europe, a Common Heritage. The European Heritage Days are annually marked in those 50 countries signatories to the European Cultural Convention (1954). Over 70,000 events with the participation of 20 million visitors are yearly organized, in order to contribute to the raising of the public awareness about the pan-European heritage and to encourage the residents to actively get involved in the protection and consolidation of the cultural heritage for the current and future generations.

The title of the 2022 issue, proposed by the Council of Europe, is the Sustainable Heritage and its goal is to be aware of the effects of the climate changes on the cultural heritage and promotion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030. The events will be focused on people and places, promoting the continuity and inspirations through traditions, as well as the way the edified heritage and the natural one can contribute to the development of a sustainable future.     


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