Da Vinci exhibition fascinates Bratislava
A wooden bicycle constructed according to Da Vinci's design.
Days of Slovakia in UNESCO
UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura and Slovak Ambassador to France Mária Krasnohorská opened the Days of Slovakia in Paris on October 3.
The event took place on the occasion of the fujara, a Slovak folk instrument, along with the music it produces, being included on the list of "oral and intangible human heritage" put together by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The event provided Slovakia with a unique opportunity to present its exceptional intangible cultural heritage. An exhibition on the fujara, other Slovak musical instruments and Slovak music that included almost 200 exhibits from the 14th up to the 20th century was part of the event. The exhibits were mostly from the collections of the Museum of Music at the Slovak National Museum (SNM). The music programme featured folk ensembles from Skalica, Kelčov, Detva and Zámutov.
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