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A day at UNESCO dedicated to circumpolar cultures on 21 March, 2012

The Yakutia Day was held on 21 March, 2012 at UNESCO headquarters, with the organisation of a round table of experts, an exhibition and many other specific activities.

A day at UNESCO dedicated to circumpolar cultures on 21 March, 2012

30 March 2012 - This cultural and reflexion programme follows on the international conference “Circumpolar Cultures in the Museums Worldwide: Past, Present and Future” that took place in 2009 in Yakutsk, the Republic of Sakha, within the framework of the UNESCO Programme for the Preservation of Endangered Movable Cultural Objects and Museum Development. This conference was organised under the patronage of UNESCO and the International Council of Museums (ICOM), and was a great success.

Knut Wik, President of the ICOM Advisory Committee, had taken part in the conference on behalf of ICOM and, since 2009, he has been in charge of following up the development of the project, thus giving ICOM the possibility to pursue its reflexion and supporting action to this initiative.

The Yakutia Day which was held at UNESCO reflects the gratitude to the museums of Yakutia who promote cultural diversity, the development of intercultural dialogue and the reinforcement of partnerships between museums as repositories of cultural heritage.