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Progress being made in Preserving SKN’s Intangible Cultural Heritage 

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The St. Kitts and Nevis Department of Culture is currently implementing a project to document, promote and preserve the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of the federation. 

 

The project that aims to safeguard St. Kitts and Nevis’ Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) is being implemented in three phases namely: Training of Trainers to understand the content of 2003 ICH Convention (which has already taken place); Community based Inventory and a Pilot Inventory Exercise along with a St. Kitts and Nevis Awareness Campaign. 

 

Research and Documentation Specialist in the Department of Culture – Marlene Phillips spoke recently about what ICH is as well as some examples in St Kitts and Nevis: 

 

 

She also spoke about the community training that was being conducted throughout the project thus far:  

 

 

When asked why the project is being carried out, this was Ms. Phillips’ response: 

 

 Ms. Marlene Phillips. 

 

The project is funded by UNESCO at a cost of US$100,000. It was launched on April 29th, 2019.