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The transnational, serial nomination of Venetian fortifications from the 16th to the 17th centuries, which was nominated for the entry of three countries: Italy, Croatia and Montenegro, was accepted today at the 41st Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which is being held in Krakow from 2 to 12 July…
The transnational, serial nomination of Venetian fortifications from the 16th to the 17th centuries, which was nominated for the entry of three countries: Italy, Croatia and Montenegro, was accepted today at the 41st Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which is being held in Krakow from 2 to 12 July.
Within the serial nomination of the 15 nominated components of the Venetian defence system, six are listed: the fortified cities of Bergamo, Peschiera del Garda and Palmanova from Italy, the defence system of Zadar and St. Nicholas fortress in Šibenik, from Croatia, and the Kotor fortress from Montenegro. In its Decision, the Committee also makes it possible for the Forte Mare Fortress in Herceg Novi to be added to the registered good after receiving appropriate studies and conservation measures.
In addition to Herceg Novi, for which the procedure for fulfilling the requirements in accordance with ICOMOS recommendation will be launched soon in order to be connected to this entry in the following period, Montenegro was also a candidate for Ulcinj. The findings of the UNESCO experts indicate that the Venetian layer in Ulcinj is not persevered to the extent that it confirms the authenticity and integrity. However, as tis cultural good has undeniable cultural values that indicate the complexity of cultural influences that left a trace in Ulcinj, its status will be the subject of special attention in cooperation between the Municipality of Ulcinj and the Ministry of Culture.
At the 41st Session of the UNESCO WORLD Heritage Committee in Krakow, Montenegro was represented by Dragica Ponorac, Ambassador of Montenegro to France and permanent representative of our country at UNESCO, Aleksandar Dajković, Director General of the Directorate for Cultural Heritage, Ilija Lalošević, contact person for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and Milica Nikolić, Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO of Montenegro.
MINISTRY OF CULTURE
Source: Government of Montenegro