National Committee for the Intangible Cultural Heritage

The National Committee for the Intangible Cultural Heritage is formed as a competent body of the Ministry of Culture and Information in 2011, with the task to monitor the implementation of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The National Committee adopts proposals for inscription in the National Registry of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and proposes nominations of the Republic of Serbia for the inscription on relevant UNESCO lists.

Furthermore, National Committee adopts and prepares a strategy for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage of the Republic of Serbia, participates in harmonizing national legislation aiming at inclusion of the intangible cultural heritage, and prepares reports on the implementation of the Convention for the UNESCO Committee for Intangible Heritage. The Committee is also tasked with monitoring of preparation and implementation of projects, surveys, and studies from the field of protection of the intangible cultural heritage which are conducted on the territory of Serbia.

Based on the Decision on the formation of the National Committee for Intangible Cultural Heritage of 15 October 2020, the members of the National Committee are:

  • President: Bora Dimitrijević, archaeologist in retirement,
  • Members:
    • Slobodan Naumović, Ph.D. Associate Professor, anthropologist, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Ethnology and Anthropology,
    • Svetlana Ćaldović-Šijaković, ethnologist, Senior Curator and director of the Open-air Museum “Old Village” in Sirogojno,
    • Danijela Filipović, ethnologist, Curator, Head of the Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage of Serbia at the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade, 
    • Aleksandra Pavićević, Ph.D, ethnologist-anthropologist, Principal Research Fellow, Institute of Ethnography of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA),
    • Danijel Sinani, Ph.D. Professor, anthropologist, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Ethnology and Anthropology,
    • Danka Lajić-Mihajlović, Ph.D, ethnomusicologist, Principal Research Fellow, Institute of Musicology of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA), 
    • Dušica Živković, ethnologist, Museum Advisor in retirement,
    • Miloš Matić, Ph.D, ethnologist-anthropologist, Museum Advisor, Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade,
    • Aleksandar Milanović, Ph.D. Professor, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philology, Department of Serbian Language with South Slavic Languages,
    • Bojan Jovanović, Ph.D, ethnologist, Principal Research Fellow in retirement,
    • Olivera Ignjatović, Advisor, the Sector for Cultural Heritage, the Ministry of Culture and Information, Republic of Serbia,

Secretary: Nеvеnkа Мihајlоvić, Advisor, the Sector for Cultural Heritage, the Ministry of Culture and Information, Republic of Serbia.

The National Committee for Intangible Cultural Heritage is appointed by the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia for a period of 4 years. Previous compositions of the National Committee one may find here.

Address:

National Committee for the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Ministry of Culture and Information
Vlajkovićeva 3
11000 Belgrade
Republic of Serbia