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

Tteok Making to become National Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Cultural Heritage Administration plans to designate tteok making (떡만들기), Korean rice cake making, as National Intangible Cultural Heritage. The designation will recognize the making and sharing of Korean rice...

Available Archives on Intangible Cultural Heritage

One of the many sections of the newly formed ichLinks site is the archive (https://ichlinks.com/archive/archiveM.do). While relatively new, the archive promises to deliver more and more valuable information on intangible...

Ak-kalpak Craftsmanship, Traditional Knowledge and Skills in Making and Wearing Kyrgyz Men’s Headwear

Kyrgyzstan Inscribed in 2019 (14.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Ak-kalpak craftsmanship is a traditional Kyrgyz handicraft. The ak-kalpak is a traditional male hat...

Traditional Pottery Makers of Kathmandu Valley

In many traditional ceremonies and rituals, the use of baked clay pots and objects in Nepal is common. Even for everyday uses, these potteries include those for cooling water, cooking,...

UNESCO’s “Digital Creativity Lab” Funds Four New Projects to Address Digital Gap in the Creative Sector

Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) are among the most hit by the COVID-19 crisis, and the pandemic witnessed a massive migration of cultural activities to online and hybrid forms. As...

The Ancient Future Dreamed in the Classroom

Whenever May comes every year, flurries of cherry blossoms fall down and colorful lanterns for Buddha’s birthday embroider the streets. Regardless of religion, nationality, race and age, lanterns shine equally...


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