What We Do

Information Sharing

ICHCAP collects and publishes information about intangible cultural heritage to raise awareness about the importance of safeguarding this heritage. We also develop digital and print materials and support performances, exhibitions,...

Network Building

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

Raising Awareness

To promote community participation and enhance public awareness about intangible cultural heritage, we produce a variety of publications, including the ICH Courier, an e-newsletter, translations of UNESCO publications into Asia-Pacific...


RECENT NEWS

Interconnectedness of Culture and Craft (Tais) in Timor-Leste

Ceremonial cloth known as tais (traditional handcraft) has been woven in Timor-Leste for generations. Weaving traditions are considered key social functions for strengthening familial bonds. Textiles handcrafts are an invaluable...

Cambodian Living Arts Open Call for Storytelling Workshop

Cambodian Living Arts plan to held the Storytelling Workshop, which will be held from 17 to 22 February 2020 in collaboration with EX-THEATRE ASIA/EX-亞洲劇團. This workshop will focus on the technical...

Call for Papers on Living Heritage Series ‘Traditional Martial Arts’

The International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP) and the UNESCO International Centre of Martial Arts (ICM) are...

ICHCAP Signed an MOU with Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage to Promote Professional Exchange

ICHCAP has entered an MOU with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (Director Michael Atwood Mason) (hereinafter the 'Center') for cultural sustainability professional exchange. Under the MOU, ICHCAP...

Presentation Ceremony of ‘Gulustan Poem’ by Bakhtiyar Vahabzadeh

The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Korea hosted the presentation ceremony of selected poems by Bakhtiyar Vahabzadeh on 7 January 2020 at the Lotte Seoul Hotel (2F, Emerald...

Asia-Pacific ICH C2C Exhibition Held

An exhibition, titled 'Companions for Safeguarding ICH—Category 2 Centres in Asia-Pacific’, was held in Bogota, Colombia, 6 to 14 December 2019. As a side event of the 14th Intergovernmental Committee...


Related Sites

ICH Courier

Throughout life, people of every culture and in every community pass over stepping stones that mark significant points in their lives. in this volume of the ICH Courier, we will look at rites of passage found in communities in Samoa, China, Myanmar, and Nepal. Read the articles on the 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.

ICHCAP's Online Community

ICHCAP operates an online community for communication in various networks to safeguard intangible cultural heritage. The online community also includes information on intangible heritage specialists and group and organization directories.


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

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