International Glass The Art of the Glass Bead in Italy and France Gaining UNESCO World Heritage Status

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by Sara Sally LaGrand

Photography by Patrice Niset, Anusch Bayens, and Marisa Convento

The art of the glass bead in Italy and France attained UNESCO World Heritage status on December 17, 2020, which lends a bright spot to the year that was many “volunteer years” in the making. One of the key criteria for obtaining this recognition lies in what the communities are putting in place to keep their know-how alive.

 
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Last modified on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 18:45
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