Center for the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Serbia

The Center for the Intangible Cultural Heritage carries out activities in accordance with the adopted UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia – International Treaties”, No. 1/10 of May 21, 2010.):

  • The Center implements the strategy for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage of the Republic of Serbia adopted and elaborated by the National Committee for the Intangible Cultural Heritage;
  • The Center conducts activities in the field of the research, collection, documentation, preservation, and presentation of elements of the intangible cultural heritage in the territory of the Republic of Serbia;
  • The Center initiates activities of regional coordinators in the field of the conservation and protection of the intangible cultural heritage;
  • The Centre collects and stores proposals for inscription in the National Registry of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, performs basic selection and the expert processing of nominations for the intangible cultural heritage elements, and handles inscription in the National Registry;
  • The Center keeps and maintains the National Registry, as well as the complete documentation related to the intangible cultural heritage in electronic, paper, video, and audio formats;
  • The Center processes and keeps records of the intangible cultural heritage of the Republic of Serbia for the UNESCO Representative List and the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding;
  • The Center coordinates and works on the establishment of cooperation between communities, groups, individuals, experts, professional centers, and research institutes;
  • The Center organizes professional conferences and education in the field of the conservation and protection of the intangible cultural heritage, and cooperates with regional coordinators, scientific and cultural institutions, non-governmental organizations, and local communities;
  • The Center takes necessary measures to inform communities, groups, and individuals of the importance and value of their intangible cultural heritage, as well as the value and goals of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage;
  • The Center proposes, encourages and monitors the implementation of measures aimed at protecting and preserving the registered intangible cultural heritage;
  • The Center handles publication and presentation of research results in the field of the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage;
  • The Center collaborates with other national, regional, and other organizations in the field of the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage;
  • The Center proposes and coordinates national programs, projects, and activities for the protection and preservation of the intangible cultural heritage;
  • The Center coordinates regional and international programs and networking with the existing regional and international structures.

Address:
Center for the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Serbia
Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade – Cultural Institution of National Significance
Studentski trg 13
11000 Belgrade
Republic of Serbia