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Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO)

Nowrouz 1395/2016

       Tehran ICH Center, in collaboration with Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO), Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), UN and UNESCO Families in Iran, Cultural institutions and UNESCO national commissions on Nowrouz Territory, Iran ICOM, Parzor Foundation, Ava-ye Tabi’at-e Paydar Institute, Pishin pajouh Arts and Cultural Institute, Safa School of Music, among other governmental and nongovernmental organizations holds International Expert  Panel Of Nowrouz Dolls and Puppets. The panel will include article presentations, live and stage puppetry performances, exhibition section, and workshops.

      The expert panel will seek manifestation of the following goals:

Raise public awareness related to

a)      Nowrouz dolls and puppets as a shared ICH element on Nowrouz Territory

b)      Role of Women and children in safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage

c)       Less known aspects of Nowrouz heritage

d)      Intangible cultural heritage on Nowrouz Territory and West and Central Asia

e)      Effective ways to promote capacities of Nowrouz dolls and puppets, to reinforce local convergence, to persuade for peace and friendship, to encourage cultural participation of local communities, to plan for safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage in general

f)       Promotion of capacities of Nowrouz dolls and puppets with an aim to boost sustainable development

g)      Concrete safeguarding measures

h)      Concrete measures to restore forgotten dolls and puppets back to Nowrouz ceremony

The following will constitute the themes of the panel:

1)      Introduction to Nowrouz dolls and puppets

2)      Effective measures to safeguard Nowrouz dolls and puppets as Intangible Cultural Heritage

3)      Reports on successful safeguarding measures

Time and venue: February 2016, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Secretariat address: Emaarat –e Kushk, No 31, Corner of Mohanna Alley, Taqavi (Kushk) St., Northern Ferdowsi Ave, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran PO Box: 111551693  

Tel: +98-21-66171336, 66170174; Fax: +98-21-66170160; Director General: +98-21-66170180

Websitewww.tichct.orgE-mail: info@tichct.org

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