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

Teacher’s day in Nepal: Guru Purnima Festival on full moon

Guru Purnima, which literally translates as the day for the teachers, is a unique festival celebrated in South Asia on full moon. The full moon, the time when our natural...

A festival of Tribal Traditional Craft and Culture in India

India has been known for centuries for its living heritage, tradition, and culture. The Rajasthan region is especially famous for its rich tribal tradition and craftsmanship. Different tribal groups have...

The Recipe and History of Thai Tomyam Kung

Tomyam kung, or spicy shrimp soup, is a typical Thai dish that became popular only 50 years ago. Tomyam kung is a hot soup made by mixing various ingredients, including...

Call for Applications: 2019 Asia-Pacific Youth ICH Storytelling Contest

ICHCAP is holding the 2019 Asia-Pacific Youth ICH Storytelling Contest from 15 July to 15 October. UNESCO has recognized the youth as a priority group and emphasized their involvement as...

Experts from South Asia Discuss ICH Education in Bangladesh

Living heritage is viable through transmission that takes place in various formats and places. Transmission of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) occurs within formal education((Formal education is education delivered in a...

Seminar on Digital Documentation for Safeguarding Cultural Heritage to be Held on 20 July 2019

The international seminar, Protecting the Past for the Future: Digital Documentation as One of the Imperative Tools for Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage, will take place on 20 July 2019 (Saturday)...


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


In 2011, ICHCAP was officially inaugurated as a UNESCO category 2 center. We appreciate your continued support as we move forward into the next year and further into the future. Be sure to sign up for ICH Plus, our e-newsletter, to keep up to date with the latest in ICH news.