About Us

16 August 2013.

The Land of Legends is run by the Storytelling Network of Kronoberg.

It is a nonprofit organization that cares about the oral tradition and wants to contribute to the oral storytelling tradition being carried on. We want to spread knowledge of folktales and legends, while we strive to highlight people's own stories in today's society. We also act as a network between people who are interested in storytelling.

We are located in Ljungby (south Sweden) where we run The Museum of Legends which has many activities directed both to the public and to schools. Each year we arrange Ljungby Storytelling Festival, where about 50 storytellers from around the world come to tell their best stories.
 
During the rest of the year, we organize a variety of performances, lectures and university courses. We have educational activities ranging from 8 months to the oldest. We also hand out the Mickel Prize with which we pay attention to someone who has made great efforts to preserve oral tradition.
 
The Storytelling Network of Kronoberg has members from all over the Nordic countries.

We are also active in the work of implementing the UNESCO Convention of Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage with the Institute for Language and Folklore. We participate in the work of preservation, documentation, transfer of knowledge, training, research and practice of oral traditions and expressions.

 

UNESCO
The UN organization UNESCO strives to protect a living traditional cultural heritage. People across all generations have told stories, danced, sung and celebrated festivals. In 2011, Sweden approved UNESCO's Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Since 2014 we are an accredited NGO within this convention and can act as advisors.

We have also been adopted into UNESCO’s Register of Good Safeguarding Practices, under UNESCO’s Convention on the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, on how to work to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage, in our case the tradition of oral storytelling. Land of Legends is the first Swedish nomination within the framework of the Convention, and the 20th example in the world on this Register.

 

More information:
Unesco:
Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is the UN’s organization to create peace through increased cooperation between member states within education, science, culture and communication/information.
https://www.unesco.se/om-oss/unesco/
https://ich.unesco.org

 

 

 

 

UNESCO

The UN organization UNESCO strives to protect a living traditional cultural heritage. People across all generations have told stories, danced, sung and celebrated festivals. In 2011, Sweden approved UNESCO's convention to guard the immaterial cultural heritage. We have, as one of two Swedish cultural organizations, received an UNESCO accreditation for our work on highlighting tales which constitute part of our cultural heritage. Accreditation means, among other things, that we act as advisors to UNESCO.

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