What We Do

Information Sharing

ICHCAP aims to promote intangible cultural heritage (ICH) safeguarding activities of individuals, communities, organizations, institutions, and countries through management and effective sharing of information and cultural data focusing on ICH....

Network Building

Our Centre establishes networks among communities, groups, and individuals to help transmit and share intangible cultural heritage. This initiative strengthens cooperative networks among NGOs, research institutes, and government organizations regionally...

Raising Awareness

Promoting the value of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and raising public awareness about cultural assets, domains of knowledge, and practices relevant to ICH safeguarding shape conducive conditions for the protection...


RECENT NEWS

Ninth Session of the General Assembly for the 2003 Convention

The ninth session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will be held at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, from Tuesday...

2022 Smithsonian Folklife Festival to be Started on June 22

The 2022 Smithsonian Folklife Festival will be held at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., from June 22 to 27 and from June 30 to July 4. The festival, which...

Culture and the SDGs: training and residency programme

The Culture and Sustainability Lab are calling for applications from young cultural and creative industries professionals for an online and in-person programme from August to September 2022. Culture and the...

ICHCAP ICH Video Documentary Series #5: The Moriones Festival and Traditional Mask Making Techniques in the Philippines

The Moriones Festival is a Lenten tradition held annually on the holy week on the island of Marinduque, Philippines. In the 16th century, Spanish missionaries brought the Roman Catholic faith...

Young practitioners in Toba, Indonesia, lead the post-pandemic recovery

The pilot project Recovery of living heritage from the COVID-19 pandemic: Ulos weavers and Gorga sculptors in the Toba region in Indonesia. This, is one of the eight pilot projects...

Gar-chham: Mask Dance of Bhutan

Every year, during the months of September to April, the festivals of Tshechu, Rabney, Mani, Mewang, Choed-pa, Due-choed, Yak-choed, Drub and Drub-chen are conducted simultaneously at various heritage sites; Dzongs...


Related Sites

ichLinks

ichLinks is a one-stop online platform where you can easily meet and experience intangible cultural heritage information and content from forty-eight UNESCO member states in the Asia-Pacific region. ichLinks will advance as a common venue for communication and cooperation among various stakeholders, including policy makers, research institutes, experts, NGOs, communities and practitioners related to intangible cultural heritage.

ICH Courier

ICHCAP publishes the ICH Courier as a specialized magazine in the field of ICH to provide news and information related to intangible cultural heritage in the Asia-Pacific region. The recent volumes can be viewed and downloaded online ICH Courier website.

e-Knowledge Center

ICHCAP has uploaded some of its project outcomes on our e-Knowledge Center website. Here, you can find multimedia materials and electronic versions of many ICHCAP publications.


COOPERATIVE PARTNERS

National Intangible Heritage Center

National Intangible Heritage Center

CRIHAP, Category 2 Center

CRIHAP, Category 2 Center

IRCI, Category 2 Center

IRCI, Category 2 Center

Regional Research Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia

Regional Research Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia

Korean National Commission for UNESCO

Korean National Commission for UNESCO

Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea

Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea

UNESCO

UNESCO

Centro Regional para la Salvaguardia del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de América Latina

Centro Regional para la Salvaguardia del Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de América Latina