Reog’s Journey Has Started The Process Of Recording, Determining And Proposing
The long struggle to make Reog an ICH UNESCO is not a piece of cake. The team has worked seriously to meet the standards of academic manuscripts requested by UNESCO days and nights.
Based on the digital footprint left on the website https://warisankultur.kemdikbud.go.id/ Reog was listed as an Indonesian Cultural Heritage in 2010 with the number 2010000493 and in 2013 it was recorded with the number 20130033997 and many more until 2018.
“ It has started with a long process. We start with the registration process, Reog Ponorogo is recorded at the Ministry of Education and Culture starting in 2010,” said Judha Slamet Sarwo Edi as Head of the Ponorogo Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports Office, to DISBUDPARPORA journalists after a meeting with the related OPD ( regional organization ) and assistance team in the meeting room of BAPPEDA LITBANG, Tuesday ( 08/03/2022 ).
Judha revealed that the process of proposing Reog as Indonesian cultural heritage began with academic manuscripts, photo documentation, and video documentaries. Then it was on trial at the Ministry of Education and Culture.
” and in 2013 the Ministry of Education and Culture declared ( reog ) as intangible cultural heritage” he explained.
However, in 2018 Reog was failed to be listed at UNESCO ICH proposal because at that time the Government of the Republic of Indonesia still prioritized Gamelan. Then Ponorogo Regency has started another attempt in 2022 with all preparations, improvements, and hard work.
” this one will be determined in 2023 by UNESCO,” said Judha.
He hopes that in 2022, Reog that competes with tempe, the culture of jamu, weaving, ulos and kulintang can be prioritized by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia.
” then we will feel happier and more excited ” he added.
See also Reog Ponorogo trip proposed to ICH UNESCO here.