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

How do ICH Festivals Ignite Community Involvement in the Case of MassKara Festival?

Tourism centered on an experience with heritage is the largest, most pervasive, and fastest growing sectors of the tourism industry today, which particularly in the developing world is perceived as...

Central Asian Intangible Cultural Heritage Film Festival and Photo Exhibition in Almaty

The 2019 Central Asian Intangible Cultural Heritage Film Festival and Photo Exhibition will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan for three days from November 18th to 20th. This event is jointly...

2019 Expert Meeting for Building Network on Maritime ICH

The International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP) and the Hoi An Center for Cultural Heritage Management and...

11th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2020) – call for proposals

The 11th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR 2020) “Resilience of Cultural Policy” will take place 1-4 September 2020 at Doshisha University, Kyoto, in association with the Japan Association...

Research references on the implementation of the 2003 Convention

Since the adoption of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2003, a growing body of research has been undertaken on its origins, purposes, uses, implementation...

ICHCAP’s 2020 Work Plan Confirmed

The 2019 Governing Board Meeting of ICHCAP took place October 25, 2019 at the Stanford Hotel, Seoul. The meeting was attended by over 30 participants, including ICHCAP governing board members...


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