THANOS magazine

November 15, 2023

FIAT-IFTA Heritage Committee
is getting stronger


Professionals from almost all continents are committing their efforts to preserving intangible funeral heritage. Specialists from China, Colombia, Mexico, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Australia, Austria, Poland, and the Netherlands are participating in the FIAT-IFTA Heritage Committee. Together they develop projects that promote intangible funeral heritage and make valuable contributions to UNESCO. In order to better coordinate its work, the Committee, at its last meeting in October, appointed a Committee Secretary - Mrs. Virginia Gallardo (Mexico) and a Head of Communications - Miss Alison Crake (UK).

Part of FIAT-IFTA commitment within the framework of the International NGO Consultative Status Intangible Cultural Heritage is the publication of the Funeral Heritage Report. This report helps our industry to share, learn and hopefully safeguard funeral traditions and customs associated with death, funerals and bereavement that still exist today around the world. The upcoming edition will be presented in print and digital versions in 2024 during the FIAT-IFTA Convention in Krakow (September 18-20, 2024). The publication will be translated into Chinese, Spanish and French.

All FIAT-IFTA members and those with knowledge of intangible cultural funeral heritage are invited to contribute to this unique publication and submit any cultural expression within the funeral industry that you believe is important and worth sharing and preserving.
The deadline for submission is 15th December 2023.
Please send materials to or 

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