History

ICHCAP promotes the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and contributes to its implementation in the Asia-Pacific region.


  • 2019

    DECEMBER 2019 RENEWAL OF ICHCAP

    The agreement between UNESCO and the Government of the Republic of Korea for the establishment of ICHCAP

  • 2012

    DECEMBER 2012 C2C MOU SIGNED

    The Category 2 Centers in the ICH field from China, Japan, Peru, and the Republic of Korea signed a memorandum of understanding to create a collaborative environment to safeguard ICH

  • 2011

    JULY 2011 ICHCAP ESTABLISHED

    ICHCAP was officially established as the Republic of Korea’s first C2C in the cultural heritage field

  • 2010

    2010 GOVERNMENT APPROVAL

    Through Cabinet Approval and Presidential Sanction, the Agreement between the Republic of Korea and UNESCO was officially endorsed

  • 2009

    OCTOBER 2009 UNESCO APPROVAL

    The Centre is approved to be established under the auspices of UNESCO at the 35th UNESCO General Conference with the primary functions in information and networking

  • 2006

    SEPTEMBER 2006 EIICHCAP INAUGURATED

    The Republic of Korea inaugurated the Establishment Initiative for the Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia-Pacific and opened the first office in Seoul