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National inventory: places, rituals, practices
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Aigine Curltural Research Center (Kyrgyzstan) continues the inventory of sacred sites and related practices under the project " Safeguarding of Practices and Rare Rituals Related to Sacred Sites in Kyrgyzstan: Preparation of an Inventory and Safeguarding Measures." At this stage, desk researches are conducted on the basis of the organization’s previous field materials. The purpose of this researches is to compile national lists of sacred places, practices and rituals performed on places of pilgrimage. In the course of the desk researches, the lists of sacred sites are clarified and the rituals of each region are described. Interviews are also held with spiritual practitioners. Interviews are held in the format of real and online meetings, telephone conversations. The stage of desk research precedes the work with regional teams. On 20 February 2019, Aigine CRC conducted a preliminary workshop in the framework of the project. The main goal of the workshop was to discuss ways and patterns of inventorying rituals and practices related to sacred site pilgrimage. During the workshop, participants became acquainted with UNESCO ICH and the relevant provisions of 2003 Convention, as well as experience of other counties on inventorying ICH. The sacred site guardians and activists, members of the interested community groups, journalists and MA students of the Anthropology department took part in the workshop. The project " Safeguarding of Practices and Rare Rituals Related to Sacred Sites in Kyrgyzstan: Preparation of an Inventory and Safeguarding Measures" started in December 2018 and is supported by the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Foundation (France).