Inventorying St. Maarten’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Sint Maarten National Commission for UNESCO has begun the process of inventorying St. Maarten’s Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH).  Members of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Committee, Clara Reyes and Marcellia Henry have started the process of visiting various groups in the community to discuss St. Maarten’s Cultural Heritage.  During these meetings / presentations, these groups.. read more →

Cultural Identity and Heritage Presentation at St. Maarten Youth Desk

On January 27th and 29th , the St. Maarten National Commission for UNESCO (United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) held sessions on ‘Cultural Identify’ for the newly opened St. Maarten Youth Desk.  These sessions which were organized by the Department for Youth Affairs for secondary school students, focused on explaining what is ‘Cultural Identity’.. read more →

Strengthening the Profile of the Memory of the World (MoW) programme in the Region

Ms. Elizabeth Watson, a Memory of the World (MOW) Consultant visited St. Maarten on Jan. 19-21, 2015. Her objectives for the visit were to: Identify national documentary heritage/s nomintable to any of the three registers (National, Regional, International). Build national capacities to complete nomination forms. Revise/edit current nominations that may need such work. Create national MoW Committees. Sensitize.. read more →