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

The Role of Traditional Houses in Timor-Leste: Safeguarding ICH Elements

Traditional houses (uma-lulik in the local language) are considered cultural centers and roots for Timorese people and a symbol of national identity that defines who we are. These houses are...

Tusau Keser (Cutting of Fetters) Ceremony

Today, the issue of preservation and popularization of national traditions, customs, and rituals associated with the human life cycle is relevant. Kazakhs have many ceremonies that must be carried out...

Rediscover ICH: 2019 International Intangible Heritage Film Festival

The 2019 International Intangible Heritage Film Festival (IIFF) will be held from 27 to 29 September at the National Intangible Heritage Center in Jeonju, Korea. Centered on the slogan “Rediscover...

Singapore Symposium on ICH in Multicultural Urban Cities

Singapore will organize its second intangible cultural heritage (ICH) symposium, entitled “ICH in Cities: Multiculturalism, Social Cohesion and Sustainability,” from 30 to 31 October 2019 at the Asian Civilisations Museum’s...

Call for Presentations at ICH-NGO Forum in Bogota, Colombia

During the ICH-NGO Forum meeting, there will be a session on Sunday morning, 8 December 2019, dedicated to the topic of “ICH in an urban context: Cultural diversity and social...

2019 World Forum for ICH to be held from 10 to 12 October

The 2019 World Forum for Intangible Cultural Heritage will be held from 10 to 12 October at the National Intangible Heritage Center (NIHC) in Jeonju, Republic of Korea. The forum...


Related Sites

ICH Courier

A new life enters a community, and to celebrate and commemorate the new arrival to the community, many groups have developed rituals and ceremonies. In volume 39, we look at birthing traditions of communities in the Republic of Korea, India, the Philippines, and Palau. 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