Intangible cultural heritage of Serbia

Intangible cultural heritage of Serbia
The exhibition “Intangible cultural heritage of Serbia, Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade

The exhibition “Intangible cultural heritage of Serbia”, presenting the elements of intangible cultural heritage of Serbia included in the National Register and the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, was organized at the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade, from July 17th to September 3rd 2018.

The exhibition, organized by Danijela Filipović, curator at the Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage of Serbia, used photographs, video-material, museum objects and craft products to present 37 elements included in the National Register of Intangible Cultural Heritage as well as intangible cultural heritage inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – family slava and kolo, traditional folk dance.

The included elements were described through the form of their expression, including language and oral expression, performer practices, customs, rituals and societal practices, traditional crafts and knowledge connected to preparation of traditional dishes. The photographic, video- and audio-materials presented at the exhibition are part of documentation stored at the Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage and a testimony of presence of each element in the community life at this moment in time.

The Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage of Serbia, working together with the regional coordinators, has organized presentations of elements included in the National Register during the exhibition “Intangible cultural heritage of Serbia” in August 2018. Through demonstrations of craft knowledge and skills, types of singing or dancing, presenting the skills of preparing traditional dishes, conversations with experts and heritage carriers, the visitors to the Ethnographic Museum were able to learn more about the intangible cultural heritage of Serbia.