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A global, year-round celebration of the world’s culture, created by the Khalili Foundation, culminating in the UN World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development on 21st May.

The World Festival of Cultural Diversity | UNESCO HQ

On Friday 26 May 2023 we will celebrate the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Featuring a gala reception for the World Festival of Cultural Diversity, live performances, and premiere of a UNESCO-Khalili Foundation film

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EUROPEAN ROMA INSTITUTE FOR ARTS AND CULTURE

ERIAC Berlin and ERIAC Serbia prepare two exhibition openings to mark the Day of Romani Resistance on the 16th of May, presenting various Roma artists.

The Gypsyism, Balkanism – Through a Glass, Darkly exhibition in Belgrade, Serbia, displays five artists from the Visegrad Region and Serbia who engage themselves in intimate dialogue with the history of – frequently hurtful – representations of Roma, while Emerging Talents – Spring Salon exhibition in Berlin, Germany, introduces six innovative and experimental Roma voices in contemporary art.

Both events are a part of the Khalili Foundation’s World Festival of Cultural Diversity.

Learn more about the event in Berlin

Learn more about the event in Belgrade

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The Sámi Museum in Karasjok

A 360° virtual tour in RUOKTOT – The Return of the Sámi Drums

An exhibition by The Sámi Museum in Karasjok

RiddoDuottarMuseat – Sámiid Vuorká-Dávvirat, 2022-2023

SÁPMI – The Land of the Indigenous Sámi People

Explore an innovative virtual environment that will transport you to the Arctic as a visitor to the vibrant cultural world of the Sámi, an Indigenous community who lives in Fennoscandia.

As a virtual guest, take a tour of the exhibition titled “RUOKTOT”, which in Sámi means returning home. The exhibition chronicles histories of appropriation of the Sámi drums – sacred belongings of the Sámi ritual specialists, called noaidi in North Sámi.

Join your virtual museum guide to explore the ongoing cultural significance of these sacred objects, taken away through histories of missionization and colonization, and reclaimed by contemporary communities to facilitate a process of healing.

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MAKAN EGYPTIAN CENTRE FOR CULTURE & ART

Makan, the Egyptian Centre for Culture & Art was founded in 2002 to record and promote traditional music in Egypt, increasingly in danger. The centre documents and presents traditional music in Egypt as a vibrant and renewable resource, a multi-layered point of reference to the cultural richness of Egyptian music and arts.

Enjoy this video of Mazaher that Makan has prepared especially for the World Day of Cultural Diversity.

The musicians of Mazaher, Um Sameh, Um Hassan, and Nour el Sabah are among the last remaining Zar practitioners in Egypt. Zar music unfolds through rich poly-rhythmic drumming: its songs are distinctly different from other Egyptian music traditions.

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Europeana Spotlights Stories of Cultural Diversity Online

Europeana celebrates the World Festival of Cultural Diversity with a dedicated platform curating stories relating to the diversity of cultural expressions across Europe.

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Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters at Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters showcases five First Nations songlines from Australia’s Western and Central Deserts. It uses over 300 paintings and photographs, objects, song, dance and multimedia to narrate the story of the Seven Sisters and their creation of the continent as they travelled from west to east.

As part of the festival we will share a video of the visit of First Nations community representatives to the exhibition launch in April.

Songlines is an international touring exhibition produced by the National Museum of Australia with the ongoing support of the traditional Aboriginal custodians and knowledge holders of the story. In partnership with the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac and the Australian Embassy, Paris.

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INTBAU Architectural Design Challenge

As part of the World Festival of Cultural Diversity, INTBAU is organising an architectural design competition for resilient and adaptable houses that advance, adapt and update specific local building traditions to meet 21st century needs .

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Le Centre d’Art Haiti

Le Centre d’Art, one of the beneficiaries of UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity, will participate in Khalili Foundation’s film project, which will premiere at the World Day for Cultural Diversity at UNESCO headquarters in May.

We share a mini-documentary from the centre’s 2022 Archipelago project, an exhibition of works from nine Caribbean women artists.

Read more about the centre and the work supported by IFCD

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3D tour of the Matenadaran archives Armenia

As part of the World Festival of Cultural Diversity we are delighted to share a 3D tour of the Matenadaran in Yerevan, Armenia.

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Towards a Global Story of Science at The Royal Institution

As part of the World Festival of Cultural Diversity,  join us for a discussion with expert speakers offering a global perspective of scientific progress and a radical retelling of the history of science, exploring how scientists from Africa, America, Asia and the Pacific have shaped our understanding of the world.

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