From 14 to 17 May, for four days, at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Bishkek, a group of researchers, artisans, custodians of traditional knowledge and representatives of state specialized structures and NGOs underwent a training on “Intangible cultural heritage of the Silk Road: identification and inventory in Kyrgyzstan ".
The training was organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, with financial support from the European Union.
The training gave the participants the opportunity to learn more about the 2003 UNESCO Convention, about the methods and techniques of identification and inventory of intangible assets. Workshops were held on high-quality filming on photo and video media, as well as on mapping. The groups went to field work for practical involvement in the process and testing of the acquired skills, and already on May 17, they summed up the results of the field work and gave a "start" for the development of mini-projects on the inventory of the intangible cultural heritage of the Kyrgyz Republic for inclusion in the UNESCO list. The group of participants, for six months, will continue to carry out joint work on the inventory and will make efforts to include new elements in the list of lists of the Kyrgyz Republic.