ICHCAP Will Host an International Forum on ICH and Tertiary Education

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ICHCAP will host an international forum, ‘Unlocking the Potential of Tertiary Education for ICH Safeguarding’, on 17 July at Somerset Palace Seoul in Seoul, Korea, in cooperation with UNESCO Bangkok Office and with support from the Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea.

ICH education experts from twelve Asia-Pacific countries will attend the forum to discuss the main subjects of ICH education in universities in the Asia-Pacific region and community-based approaches for ICH safeguarding. Participating experts will share ICH-related curricula of regional universities and discuss the roles and importance of tertiary education institutions in the safeguarding of ICH through community-based curriculums.

Professor Amareswar Galla will open the forum with a keynote speech on the roles and importance of tertiary education for ICH. It will be followed by themed presentations on ICH-related tertiary education status in the Asia-Pacific region by ICHCAP and efforts of UNESCO to promote community-based approaches for ICH safeguarding by culture specialist Ashley Cunningham from the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Section.

In the same context, ICHCAP will host the first Meeting of Asia-Pacific Tertiary Network for ICH Safeguarding from 18 to 19 July 2018 at Korea National University of Cultural Heritage in Buyeo, Korea. Tertiary education institutions will gather together to launch the Asia-Pacific tertiary network and discuss matters related to practical operation of the network and future cooperation.

ICHCAP expects that the international forum and the meeting will help lay the foundation for cooperative projects on ICH education among member universities, based on the tertiary network to be built during the meeting.

For any inquiries about the network, please contact ICHCAP.