iHERITAGE Research Agreement for the preservation and documentation of intangible cultural heritage in Alexandria, Egypt

February 16, 2023
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The Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations – CEEBA, iHERITAGE project partner in Egypt has successfully signed a Research Agreement with the Raquda Foundation for Art and Heritage that aims to preserve and document the intangible cultural heritage of Alexandria.

The agreement entails the definition, documentation and scientific research needed to define 50 elements of intangible cultural heritage including folk proverbs, handicrafts, foods, clothes, occasions, and celebrations.

The methodology for the project includes using technology for documentation, risk identification and assessment, mapping, photographing and reconnecting the intangible heritage finds with their original stories. The project will also involve studying the urban planning of these elements in their heritage incubators and designing a quality control assessment system for the documentation process and results.

The vision of the Raquda Foundation is to preserve and safeguard the natural and cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, in a sustainable manner. The foundation’s mission is to empower communities and societies to conserve and preserve their cultures, heritage, and arts by hosting and implementing sustainable development projects, ensuring that the cultural heritage of Alexandria is protected and made accessible to future generations.

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  • Egypt