14 Aug '11, 8am

Thailand creating database of intangible cultural heritages as it considers joining UNESCO program

The Nation/Asia News Network Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 By Pakamard Jaichalard As Thailand is considering becoming a member of the Unesco Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, a senior official yesterday revealed that the Kingdom has already registered 50 intangible objects or sites at the national level since 2009, including Khon, Nang Yai shadow play, Manohra folk performance, Mudmee tie-dye clothing and Muay Thai. Department of Cultural Promotion chief Apinan Poshyananda said the possible move by the department was intended to create a database of Thai cultural heritages; to pay respect, conserve and promote public awareness of them; and to support Thailand becoming a member of the Unesco Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. There were six categories: the Oral History and Expressions, which includes the language as a carr...

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