India and Poland Signed Cultural Cooperation Programme

India and Poland have signed a cooperation programme in the field of culture for the years 2010-2013. The signing ceremony was held in New Delhi yesterday after the delegation level talks between the two countries led by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Prime Minister of Poland Shri Donald Tusk. The programme envisages among other things cooperation in the domain of disseminating information concerning cultural heritage of both countries. Both the countries shall support cooperation in the field of protection and conservation of monuments between institutions and organizations. Each of the parties shall organize a two-week internship stay one expert from the other party’s country. According to the programme both the countries shall encourage cooperation in the scope of conservation of Stefan Norblin’s works remaining on the territory of the Republic of India.
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Both the countries shall cooperate in order to prevent the illicit import, export and transport of ownership of cultural property constituting their cultural heritage, pursuant to legal regulations in force and to relevant international conventions signed by both countries.

Both the countries shall encourage direct cooperation between International Cultural Centre in Krakow and INTACH in New Delhi.

Both the countries shall support direct cooperation between museums on terms and conditions determined by relevant museums.

Both the countries shall support development of cooperation between National Archives of India and Poland, pursuant to direct agreements between them, in particular in the scope of organizing visits of archivists, implementation of common projects, exchange of information, publications and copies of archive documents constituting objects of interest to each of the Parties.

Both the countries shall support cooperation between National Libraries, in particular in the area of exchange of information and publications.

In the field of cinematography, both the countries shall support direct cooperation between institutions, organizations and other entities in the domain of film production, providing film services, exchange of films on commercial and non-commercial terms, organization of film presentation and participation in international festivals organized in the other party’s country. Both the countries shall support cooperation between association of filmmakers and National Film Archive of India and Poland.

Both the countries shall support mutual cooperation in the field of visual and fine arts, including direct contacts between relevant institutions, in order to exchange exhibitions and organize visits of artists and curators.

Both the countries shall organize a two-week internship stay for one expert from the other party’s country in the domain of fashion design.

Both the countries shall support cooperation in the field of dance, theatre, music, folklore with a view to present the most valuable elements in cultural heritage of India and Poland.

Both the countries shall support presentation of musical pieces of composers origination from the other party’s country.

Both the countries shall support translation of literary works of their authors into a language or languages of the other party.

Both the countries shall support direct cooperation between art schools from both countries, in particular fine arts and theatre schools. All details pertaining to the cooperation shall be agreed upon by relevant schools and universities.

(courtsey: PIB)