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    CULTNAT Holds Workshop on Arab Folkloric Heritage Documentation

    Date published: 21 January 2008

    Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT) is organizing a regional workshop on collecting and documenting Arab folkloric heritage from 21 27 January 2008.
    The workshop will be held in cooperation with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( ISESCO), the Arab League Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) and 22 Arab countries, CULTNAT Director Dr. Fathy Saleh said.
    CULTNAT Director further pointed out that the workshop will tackle the measures taken to design a database for Arab folklore.
    A program has been chosen that can easily enable the restoration of multimedia, whether text, photos or video and audio files, Dr. Saleh noted.
    CULTNAT, according to Dr. Saleh, has collected 60% of the Arab folklore material from some Arab countries like Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Bahrain after scanning folkloric studies and phenomena in each country and extracting the terminologies related to every section and processing them.
    The workshop will familiarize the Arab experts with how they can enter the data on Arab heritage into the database of the digital folklore archive, concluded Dr. Saleh.

    About CULTNAT
    The Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT) was established in January 2000 as a project operating under the auspices of MCIT to become an affiliate of MCIT and Bibliotheca Alexandria in 2003. The centre runs an array of projects and programs for the documentation of both the tangible and intangible aspects of the Egyptian cultural and natural heritage such as archeology, architecture, manuscripts, music, folklore, caricature, plastic arts and natural resources.

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