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Intangible Cultural Heritage in Hungary

The Department of ICH

The Department is responsible for implementing and coordinating obligations and tasks in Hungary emanating from accession to the UNESCO Convention on the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage. The Department operates as a coordinating body to harmonize all activities, tasks and programs associated with the various elements of intangible cultural heritage in the country and their effective safeguarding.

The Department serves as an intermediary between the institutions and organizations taking part in this work, by facilitating and coordinating the further tasks in the process of safeguarding and preservation of such elements. The Department serves to promote the cause of safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage by providing continual information and awareness raising, draws attention to further tasks emanating from the Convention, reports on the results of completed measures of implementation as well as those still in progress, and prepares and makes all related official documentation publically available.

This work is achieved through maintaining and managing the continually expanding Hungarian National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage, establishing and developing the Network of Experts, providing free public access by maintaining the Intangible Cultural Heritage Website, developing educational programs, providing continuous pertinent information and awareness raising to experts and the public at large, and organizing conferences and courses of training in the field.

From 2012, the Department functions also as the Secretariat of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Committe of the Hungarian National Comisson for UNESCO.


Address:

Intangible Cultural Heritage Department
Open Air Museum

Sztaravodai str.
2000 Szentendre


Staff

  Eszter CSONKA-TAKÁCS, Phd
Director

tel.: +36/26 502-529, fax: +36/26 502-502
mobile: +36/30 312-7687
e-mail: csonka@sznm.hu
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  Dóra KOVÁCS
Employee

tel.: +36/26 502-529
e-mail: kovacs.dora@sznm.hu
curriculum vitae »
 

  Petra BÁNSÁGI-PÉNZES
Employee

e-mail: penzes.petra@sznm.hu
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Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO
World Heritage
Elemér Muharay Folk Art Assosiation
Assosiation of Hungarian Folk Artists
Institute of Ethnology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Kriza János Ethnographic Society
Hungarian Ethnographic Society
Museum of Ethnography
Hungarian Heritage House
National Cultural Institute