The Nordic clinker boat has been placed on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage. This is the first time UNESCO has received a nomination from a united Nordic region.
More than 2,000 years of history in the Nordic region
UNESCO has decided that the Nordic clinker boat will be placed on a list of world cultural heritage. This is the first time that UNESCO saw an application from a united Nordic region. All the Nordic countries’ ministers of cultures signed off on the nomination encompassing more than 2,000 years of maritime history.
Ole Jakob Furuset, head of the section for Cultural Heritage and Museums in the Cultural Council of Norway, said the entry on the list was very satisfying.
It is, he said, “a confirmation of traditions that help to pass on the knowledge in different local communities and different countries in the Nordic region.”
Another addition to the list for Norway
The design of the clinker boat stretches back more than two millennia with overlapping wooden placed in a specific way secured with iron or copper nails. It has been a common sight on the shores of Nordic countries for centuries.
This is the fourth entry for Norway on the list with the Oselvar boat workshop, the folk traditions of Setesdal valley, and the restoration work of Nidaros Cathedral, in Trondheim, already on this list of world cultural heritage.
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