Glass Beads

The Art of Glass Beads: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

The Art of Glass Beads The glass beads, small, precious and coloured, are artefacts of ancient origin. That in Venice gave birth to an art with unique characteristics, still practiced today by “perlere”, “perleri”, “grinders”. Who melt, blow , shape the coloured glass to obtain perforated spheres or cylinders. Skilled artisans then create necklaces, earrings, […]

Kodály method

Kodály concept: Good Safeguarding Practices

Kodály concept: conquering the world of education Kodály concept (or Kodály method) is an educational method that everyone is (somewhat) familiar with. For example, who has watched the classic movie The Sound of Music. Movie from 1965 starring Julie Andrews. But rather than a passing fad in a movie that won 5 Oscar awards. Including […]


Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO

The Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity The Cultural Heritage of a territory is understood more and more in a broad sense. And includes both tangible and intangible cultural resources. Since also the intangible assets of the communities refer to expressions of identity. And also legacy of the past transmitted to future generations. Rumba in Cuba […]


BusójáráS festivities at Mohács: Intangible Cultural Heritage UNESCO

Busójárás: the festivities that added the town of Mohács on the world map of traditions If most Hungarians were asked to name one special or unusual folk festival in their home-country most would answer “Busójárás” which translates to Busó-walk(ing). One can recognize this tradition when catching a glimpse of one of the unique masks, carts, […]

Violin Craftsmanship in Cremona

Traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Traditional violin craftsmanship in Cremona Cremona is a beautiful city located between the regions of Lombardy and Emilia Romagna. Famous for the ancient tradition of violin making. This, in fact, is the most characteristic element of the city. So much so that it can be said that the history of Cremona cannot be separated from […]

Canto a tenore

Canto a Tenore: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Canto a Tenore Sardinian pastoral songs What Canto a Tenore is? The term “tenore” means both the song itself and the choir of four singers who perform it. Canto a Tenore developed within the pastoral culture of Sardinia, Italy. And it is a form of polyphonic singing performed by a group of four men. Using […]

Opera dei Pupi

Opera dei Pupi: Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO

Opera dei pupi Sicilian Puppet Theatre The Opera dei Pupi is the puppet theatre (called “pupi” from the Latin pupus, which means child) typical of the Sicilian tradition. The Opera dei Pupi was in fact born in Sicily, Italy, at the beginning of the nineteenth century. And from the very beginning had a great success […]