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Marking a Milestone: WCC Diamond Jubilee "60th Anniversary" & 20th General Assembly in 2024

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

Celebrating the WCC-International 60th Anniversary "Diamond Jubilee" and 20th General Assembly 2024.

We are delighted to announce the upcoming milestone event, the World Crafts Council AISBL (WCC-International) 60th Anniversary "Diamond Jubilee" and 20th General Assembly, with the theme “Craft, Creativity & Compassion", set to take place by the end of 2024. This global event commemorates six decades of promoting and preserving craft traditions worldwide. The WCC-International Diamond Jubilee prompts reflection on our accomplishments and envisions the future of crafts, while the General Assembly unites artisans, enthusiasts, scholars, and industry professionals, fostering cultural exchange and sustainable development.

The WCC-International Diamond Jubilee and 20th General Assembly will serve as a global platform to celebrate the remarkable achievements and contributions of the organization and its members. For six decades, the WCC-International has been at the forefront of supporting and nurturing the global craft community, fostering cultural exchange, and advocating for the recognition of crafts as an integral part of our shared human heritage.

This extraordinary event will bring together artisans, craft enthusiasts, scholars, and industry professionals from all corners of the globe. It will serve as a gathering point for individuals who are passionate about crafts and their role in enriching our lives, preserving cultural identities, and driving sustainable development.

The Diamond Jubilee will be a time for reflection, as we look back on the accomplishments and milestones of the WCC-International over the past 60 years. It will also be a time for envisioning the future and discussing strategies to further advance the field of crafts, promote innovation, and address the challenges faced by artisans in an evolving world.

The General Assembly, taking place alongside the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, will provide a platform for member organizations to come together, share experiences, and collectively shape the future direction of the WCC-International. Discussions will revolve around key issues such as preserving traditional craftsmanship, supporting artisan livelihoods, fostering sustainable practices, and leveraging the power of crafts for social and economic development.

In addition to the General Assembly, the event will feature a diverse range of activities and programs. These will include exhibitions showcasing exquisite craft creations from different regions, interactive workshops and demonstrations by master artisans, thought-provoking panel discussions, cultural performances, and networking opportunities. Participants will have the chance to engage with renowned craft experts, learn about innovative techniques, and experience the beauty and diversity of crafts firsthand.

The WCC-International Diamond Jubilee and 20th General Assembly will be an unforgettable celebration of craftmanship, creativity, and cultural heritage. It will serve as a testament to the enduring importance of crafts in our lives and the need to support and nurture this invaluable sector.

As we look forward to this momentous event, we encourage artisans, craft organizations, scholars, and craft enthusiasts from around the world to mark their calendars and join us in commemorating the 60th Anniversary "Diamond Jubilee" and 20th General Assembly of the World Crafts Council-International by the end of 2024. Together, let us celebrate the past achievements, embrace the present opportunities, and shape the future of crafts for generations to come.

For more information and updates, please visit the World Craft Council's official website and stay connected with our community of passionate makers worldwide.

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