Art & Culture

UK's major new project aims to light the fuse of economic growth

A UK major new project is being launched to explore how the creative, digital and IT (CDIT) sector in North East UK can be developed in order to play a leading role in the region’s economy.

Ethiopia to host 11th meeting for the Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

Ministry of Culture, 2014La danza del wititi del valle del Colca (Perú)

Gender Matters – Screen Australia’s focus on female led creative teams

Screen Australia announced a five point, $5 million plan over three years for Gender Matters, a suite of initiatives that address the gender imbalance within the Australian screen industry on 7 December.

International Expert Meeting on the Responsibility to Protect as applied to the Protection of Cultural Heritage

UNESCO organized an International Expert Meeting on the Responsibility to Protect as applied to the Protection of Cultural Heritage from 26 to 27 November 2015. The primary purpose of the meeting was to discuss the concept of Responsibility to Protect and its possible application to the protection of cultural heritage.

Fifteen elements added to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport & Culture of Namibia, 201Oshituthi shomagongo, marula fruit festival (Namibia)

New inscriptions on the lists of intangible cultural heritage


Unlocking India's printed heritage

An international team is to digitise and give free online access to one of the world’s most important collections of South-Asian language printed books. A pilot project for a major digitisation initiative – Two Centuries of Indian Print – was announced today by the British Library, with the support of funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council through the Newton Fund.

Looking For Grace selected for prestigious new Platform program at the Toronto International Film Festival 2015f

Director Sue Brooks and the creative team behind the film Looking For Grace, has been selected into the inaugural Platform program at the Toronto International Film Festival. Platform is made of up to 12 films of high artistic merit that demonstrate a strong directorial vision by significant international filmmakers.

UNESCO and Iraq launch project for conservation of World Heritage site of Samarra

From left to right: Ahmed Abdullah Abed Abed, Iraqi Minister of State of Governorate and Parliamentarian Affairs, Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, and Ammar Hikmeit Abdulhasan, deputy Governor of Salah-Al-Din

Birmingham Qur'an manuscript among oldest in world