UNESCO Workshop for Capacity-building on Periodic Reporting under the 2003 Convention for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage to be Held in Republic of Korea

A workshop for enhancing capacity for periodic reporting under the UNESCO Convention for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage (hereinafter referred to as the 2003 Convention) is to be held in South Korea. Sponsored by the Cultural Heritage Administration (Director-General, Choi Eung-chun), the workshop will take place from February 26th to March 1st, for a duration of […]

MOU signed between ICHCAP & DMZ International Documentary Film Festival

The International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (Director-General Kim Jisung, hereafter “ICHCAP”) and the DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (Executive Committee Chairperson Jang Hae-rang, hereafter “DMZ Docs”) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on February 6 and pledged to make concerted efforts […]

Call for Articles: 2025 Living Heritage Series ‘Basketry’

#HeritageAlive, is a journal published every two years, with the support of ICHCAP, to promote NGOs’ experiences with the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (#HeritageAlive – ICH NGO Forum). So far, 4 editions in the Living Heritage Serie have been published successfully. In December 2023, during the 18.COM in Botswana-Kasane, the editorial board chose Traditional […]

2024 Jeonju International Awards for Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage

The forthcoming autumn will witness Jeonju City serving as the venue for the 2024 Jeonju International Awards for Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage (JIAPICH). This distinguished international award ceremony was instituted to commend individuals or organizations that have demonstrated exemplary leadership in the preservation and promotion of intangible cultural heritage on a global scale. The inaugural […]

Turkmen Style Needlework Art

Turkmen are known among the world’s nations for their national cultural values, which they created, improved, and handed down by them from generation to generation for many centuries. Among them, needlework art is a national heritage, which was even inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2022. In […]

2023 Silk Roads Living Heritage Network Committee Bureau Meeting

The 2023 Committee Bureau Meeting of the Silk Roads Living Heritage Network (SRLHN) was held in Shymkent, Kazakhstan on October 23-24, 2023. The meeting was co-organised by the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP), the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan […]

The Third Meeting Held for ASEAN-ROK Cultural Heritage Cooperation

The 3rd Working Committee Meeting for ASEAN-ROK Cultural Heritage Cooperation co-hosted by the Cultural Heritage Administration of the Republic of Korea, Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Thailand, and the ASEAN Secretariat was held in Chiang Rai, Thailand from 12 to 13 December 2023. This Meeting focused on specific contents and plans of the […]

Call for Papers for the 2024 Living Heritage Series

The International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP) and The International Centre for the Interpretation and Presentation of World Heritage Sites under the auspices of UNESCO (WHIPIC) are pleased to invite you to be a tentative author of the 2024 Living Heritage Series, […]

Mutva Embroidery from Kutch, India

Kutch, located in the western state of Gujarat, India, is known for its rich craftsmanship. It is home to several craft eco-systems, cultural heritage, and diverse communities. One such distinct group is the Mutva community, which has traveled from Sindh, Pakistan, and settled in the Banni region of Kutch almost 400 years ago. It is […]