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REPRESENTATIVE OF MOZAMBIQUE TO UNESCO PROF. FİLİMONE MANUEL MEİGOS IS IN KUTAHYA

Another international attempt developed within the scope of UNESCO Creative Cities Network was made.

The representative to UNESCO and the Rector  of Higher Institute of Arts and Culture of Mozambique Prof. Filimone Manuel Meigos and his assistant Flavialidia Gumende came Kütahya in order to attend “Dumlupınar International Çini Festival” organized in collaboration with Vocational School of Higher Education for Fine Arts of Dumlupınar University (DPÜ) , Kütahya Municipality, Zafer Development Agency and  Çini,  Ceramic Research Center of Dumlupınar University.

ÇİNİ OF KÜTAHYA WAS PROMOTED IN “UNESCO”

A conference themed “The Art of Çini in Kütahya and Protection Of The Cultural Heritage” was held in Paris, the capital of France.
Having been held before UNESCO with the collaboration of Permanent Representation of Turkey and Kütahya Municipality and by the support of Zafer Development Agency (ZEKA), the conference was attended by nearly 100 people, including the Governor of Kütahya and Chairman of the Executive Board of Zafer Development Agency Ahmet Hamdi Nayir,  Kütahya parliamentarian İshak Gazel, Mayor of Kütahya Kamil Saraçoğlu, Secretary-General of Zafer Development Agency Yusuf Balcı, Craftsman of Çini Mehmet Gürsoy, the representatives of UNESCO, ambassadors and authorities of several countries, representatives of NGOs, artists and academicians.

ROUND TABLE MEETING FOR EXPERIENCE SHARING BETWEEN AFRICA-TURKEY: MEETING ON NATURAL, CULTURAL AND INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE

The Panel on Non-Tangible Cultural Heritages was held by Kütahya Research and Application Center for Folk Dances of our University with the participation of the president of UNESCO Turkish National Commission and Specialized Comittee of UTMK Non-physical Cultural Heritages Prof. Dr. M. Öcal Oğuz, the members of Specialized Comittee of UTMK Non-Tangible Cultural Heritages Assoc. Prof. Evrim Ölçer Özünel, the member of Specialized Comittee of UTMK Non-Tangible Cultural Heritages Dr. Selcan Gürçayır as the speakers.

ZAFER DEVELOPMENT AGENCY HAVE VISITED AMBASSADOR HÜSEYİN AVNİ BOTSALI

The team under the presidency of the General- Secretariat of Zafer Development Agency, the Former UNESCO Permanent Representative and the present Ambassador in charge of UTNC’s Deputy Presidency have visited Esteemed Hüseyin Avni BOTSALI on 10.03.2017. His very valuable experiences and recommendations have been utilized.

PARTICIPATORY SUPPORT GROUP MEETING HAS BEEN HELD ON 5 JANUARY 2017

Experiences and fund of knowledge gained as a result of preliminary and lobbying works carried out since the first half of 2016 have been offered to all the relevant institutions’ and shareholders’ interest in our city.

KÜTAHYA MUNICIPALITY'S AND COMMISSION'S VISIT TO UNESCO TURKISH NATIONAL COMMISSION

The commission consisting of the Deputy Mayor Murat ARIK, the Director of  Cultural and Social Affairs Mehmet ZENCİ, the Secretary-General of Zafer Development Agency Esteemed Yusuf Balcı, the Chairman of Project Development and Implementation Unit  İskender Cem Leblebici, the Expert of Project Development and Implementation Unit  Hacer ERİŞ visited the President of the National Commission of UNESCO Prof. Dr. Öcal Oğuz in his office under the presidency of the Mayor of Kütahya KAMİL SARAÇOĞLU on 23 February 2017.

UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES NETWORK'S NOMINATION COMMITTEE GOT TOGETHER

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Creative Cities Network’s  “Nomination Committee” Meeting was held.

UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES NETWORK MEETING WAS HELD

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Creative Cities Network’s Nomination Committee Meeting was held.

THE FIRST STEPS

The first meeting between the experts of Zafer Development Agency and the experts of UTNC has been held on 22.03.2016. The first steps of the application for UNESCO Creative Cities Network have been taken, and a detailed and fruitful contact meeting has been held.

SANTA FE

UNESCO’s Office in New York and the capital of New Mexico Santa- Fe have been visited between 10-16 December 2016.

SASAYAMA

The Secretary- General of Zafer Development Agency Yusuf BALCI,  the Unit President İskender Cem LEBLEBİCİ and the Expert Hacer ERİŞ, the representative of Kütahya’s Mayor Mehmet ZENCİ and the craftsman of tile Mehmet GÜRSOY have made visits to Sasayama and Kanazawa, cities of Japan, on 16-23 July 2016.

OUR MAYOR ATTENDED THE HANDOVER CEREMONY OF THE POETRY BOOK KALEMDEN KALBE

The handover ceremony arranged at the City Council of Kütahya Culture and Art Center of the poetry book Kalemden Kalbe ,written by Şaban Şükrü Sarı -one of our city’s poets- with Kütahya Dialect and published by means of Kütahya Governorate, attended by our Mayor Esteemed Kamil Saraçoğlu.

OUR MAYOR ATTENDED THE KUTAHYA MUNICIPALITY INTERNATIONAL ÇİNİ

The award ceremony of Kütahya Municipality International Çini was held. Our Mayor of Kütahya Municipality Kamil Saraçoğlu ,who always attaches great importance to art and artists, contributed to the development of our Çini and demonstrated how much he appreciates the artists once again by means of this competition .

THE YEAR-END EXHIBITION OF KÜTAHYA MUNICIPALITY AND PUBLIC EDUCATION CENTER WAS INAUGURATED

Our Mayor esteemed Kamil Saraçoğlu and protocol members presented their certificates to the students who finished their courses successfully.

41ST TOURISM WEEK FESTIVALS AT KÜTAHYA

Governor Ahmet Hamdi Nayir received Director of Provincial of Culture and Tourism ZülkarniYeldemez and the board along with him within the scope of the 41st Tourism Week events.

THE PANEL ON NON-TANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGES

The Panel on Non-Tangible Cultural Heritages was held by Kütahya Research and Application Center for Folk Dances of our University with the participation of the president of UNESCO Turkish National Commission and Specialized Comittee of UTMK Non-physical Cultural Heritages Prof. Dr. M. Öcal Oğuz, the members of Specialized Comittee of UTMK Non-Tangible Cultural Heritages Assoc. Prof. Evrim Ölçer Özünel, the member of Specialized Comittee of UTMK Non-Tangible Cultural Heritages Dr. Selcan Gürçayır as the speakers.

SOUTH KOREAN - ICHEON

The Unit President İskender Cem LEBLEBİCİ and the Expert Hacer ERİŞ, Director of Cultural and Social Affairs of Kütahya Municipality Mehmet ZENCİ and the craftsman of tile Mehmet GÜRSOY have visited Icheon, South Korea on 7-14 May 2017.

WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN HELD

2 workshops have been held on 07.04.2017 and 12.04.2017 for the events including questions about UNESCO Creative Cities Network Application with the representatives of relevant public institutions and craftsmen in the Participatory Support Group.  Therefore, the application file’s content has been prepared through the participation and support of all the relevant parties.

MEETING WITH SERKAN EMİR ERKMEN

Unit President of Zafer Development Agency Cem LEBLECİCİ and Expert Hacer ERİŞ have met one of the Experts of Ministry of Culture and Tourism Serkan Emir ERKMEN on 27.01. 2017. A meeting has been held to utilize the experiences Mr. Serkan gained from Çini’s Being Included in The List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION OF UNESCO PROF. DR. ÖCAL OĞUZ'S VISIT TO GOVERNOR NAYIR

Having came to Kütahya to attend a panel held at Dumlupınar University, the Chairman of the National Commission of UNESCO Prof. Dr. Öcal Oğuz paid a visit to the Governor Ahmet Hamdi Nayir.

UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES NETWORK'S "NOMINATION COMMITTEE" MEETINGS CONTINUE

The meeting under the presidency of Governor Ahmet Hamdi Nayir was attended by our Mayor Kamil Saraçoğlu, DPU’s Rector Prof. Dr. Remzi Gören, the Chairman of Kütahya Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nafi Güral, The Secretary- General of ZEKA Yusuf Balcı, the Chairman of the Chamber of  Craftsmen of Çini Sadık Erilbaylı and the members of the nomination committee.

KANAZAWA

The historical and cultural values of Kanazawa have been visited on 21 July 2016. Kenrokuen Gardenand Circumference of Kanazawa Castle Park, Nagamachi Yuzenkan (Yuzen Silk Center), Nomura Samurai Family Residence and The Kanazawa Citizens’ Art Center have been in the visit list.

2ND MEETING

The 2nd meeting has been held between Zafer Development Agency and UTNC at the level of Unit Presidents on 22.04.2016. Zafer Development Agency has given information about the works being carried out to UTNC, and the reviews and recommendations of the authorities of UTNC have been received.

THE YEAR-END EXHIBITION OF MUNICIPALITY EDUCATION CENTER FOR HANDICRAFTS WAS INAUGURATED

The Year-End Exhibition of Kütahya Municipality Education Center for Handicrafts was inaugurated at Municipality Culture Palace.

8TH TRADITIONAL YEAR-END STUDENT EXHIBITION OF FINE ARTS FACULTY OF DUMLUPINAR UNIVERSITY
THE KÜTAHYA FESTIVAL OF TILE, THERMAL, CULTURE, ART AND TOURISM

Having been arranged for 40 years in Kütahya, International Kütahya Craftworks and Trade Fair has opened as “The Festival of Çini, Thermal, Culture, Art and Tourism” this year for the 41st time.

THE 2ND DUMLUPINAR CERAMICS COMPETITION AND THE 2ND EVLİYA ÇELEBİ TILE COMPETITION THE WINNERS RECEIVED THEIR AWARDS

Having been a host for the civilizations of Hittite, Phrygian, Rome, Hellen, Byzantine, Seljuk, Germiyan and Ottoman since the chalcolithic age, Kütahya always gained its reputation by its çini and ceramic manufacturing , along with its 7 thousand year old ancient history.

A MUSEUM ALIKE UNDERPASS FOR OUR CITY

The pedestrian underpass decorated with the tile and ceramic works of 15 craftsmen in our city and constructed a while ago in Kütahya, was put into service with a ceremony.

INTERNATIONAL KÜTAHYA CRAFTWORKS AND TRADE FAIR HAS BEEN INAUGURATED

International Craftworks and Trade Fair being held for the 40th time was inaugurated through a ceremony this year in Kütahya.

THE EXHIBITION ON GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS OF TURKEY AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF WIPO IN 2016

Having been arranged within the scope of the operations carried out by the General Assembly of WIPO , The Exhibition on Geographical Indications of Turkey containing our traditional values ,which was held on 3-11 December at Geneva, was inaugurated .