The congress is divided into four thematic areas related to the UNESCO candidature. The first section will feature the dry stone heritage of the Balearic Islands and the dossiers submitted by the Spanish autonomous communities which form part of the candidature, as well as the heritage of the eight States comprising it. The other three areas will deal with measures to provide preservation assurances for the candidature, such as the essential professional certification of the trade, the ways in which the public administrations can promote its protection and the circulation of good practices.
The opening ceremony will take place on 26 October 2017 at the Castle of Bellver, located approximately 2.5 km southwest of the city of Palma.
The inaugural lecture will be given by Michael Mason, director of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
There will be musical entertainment and tasting of Majorcan cuisine.
The closing ceremony will be carried out by Jordi Bonet, director and coordinator of the work on the Sagrada Família (Barcelona) from 1985 to 2012.
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President of the Government of the Balearic Islands
President of the Consell de Mallorca
Mayor of Palma City Hall