UNESCO recognises Belgian carillon culture
“After a very thorough selection process by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Belgian application was the only one that was selected.”
Joëlle Milquet congratulated both bell-ringers and carillon music enthusiasts for their continued efforts to protect this intangible heritage and adapt it to our times. “Carillon music is the voice of our cities. Today it still greatly contributes to the quality of life in urban areas”, she said.