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Traveling to learn crafts professions: A new program from UNESCO and the Culture & Diversity Foundation

UNESCO and the Diversity Foundation are jointly launching a new pilot project entitled "Traveling to learn crafts professions" to support young students having completed arts and crafts studies, thereby contributing to the transmission of knowledge as an expression of cultural diversity and a source of creativity.

During the project's first phase, which is already underway and will continue until April 2011, students from France's Écoles Supérieures d'Arts Appliqués in Boulle and Duperré will travel to work and study in India, Vietnam, and Argentina with companies specialized in embroidery, ceramics, weaving, and fashion accessories. In the upcoming second phase of the project, candidates from Africa, Latin America, and the Arabic region will take part. For more information on the project, visit the UNESCO and Culture & Diversity Foundation websites.

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