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

ICH Higher Education Network (APHEN-ICH) Selected Bureau Members

ICHCAP established the Asia-Pacific Education Network for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage (APHEN-ICH) in September 2018 with higher education institutions that train professionals as strategic partners for implementing the 2003 Convention....

Kyrgyz Traditional Wedding Customs and Rituals

As in other societies, the family may be the smallest social unit but holds the highest priority in Kyrgyz culture, so the making of a family is very important in...

Let’s Listen to the Stories: “Baakhan Nyane Waa” in Nepal

Storytelling is an integral part of many cultures and social practices. It is also a way of transmitting knowledge from one generation to another. There is an undeniable change in...

Auckland Lantern Festival

This February marks the twentieth anniversary of the much-loved Auckland Lantern Festival, New Zealand’s largest cultural festival. Taking place over four days, from 14 to 17 February, over eight hundred...

Thailand’s Vow to Buddhism in the Hae Pha Khuen That Festival

Derived from a Buddhist belief, the Hae Pha Khuen That Festival is centuries-old and still practiced to today. The event is a gathering of Buddhists parading in streets, carrying cloth...

India Heritage Walk Festival Now in Its Second Edition

The India Heritage Walk Festival (IHWF) 2019 is back with a month-long celebration of India’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage, led by Sahapedia in partnership with UNESCO. The festival is...


Related Sites

ICH Courier

In traditional thought, water has long been considered a main life-force element. In Volume 37, the ICH Courier explores ICH as it relates to water management in Asia-Pacific communities. Articles and downloads are available 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