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Inscription in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage
INSCRIPTION IN THE UNESCO LIST OF INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE
We are delighted to be included in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The performance technique of the Salzburg Marionette Theatre has been declared a cultural asset worthy of preservation, as the “most highly developed form of puppet and figure theatre”. “The Salzburg Marionette Theatre has been devoted to this art form since 1913. It is necessary to hand down not only the artistic skills, but also the craftsmanship required to carve, paint and manipulate the puppets, and to create costumes for them” – thus the reasons given by UNESCO.