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

2019 Asia-Pacific Youth ICH Storytelling Contest Winners Announced

ICHCAP has announced the winners of the 2019 Asia-Pacific Youth ICH Storytelling Contest, which was held by the centre for three months from July 2019. Applicants from 19 countries submitted...

Living Heritage Series ‘Traditional Food’ has published

International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP) published the book Living Heritage Series - Traditional Food in collaboration with the ICHNGO Forum’s #HeritageAlive...

Singapore Launches Stewards of Intangible Cultural Heritage Award

Singapore launched its first Stewards of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Award on 30 October 2019. The award aims to recognise ICH practitioners and groups who have made significant contributions in...

2019 CPI Research Presentation on ICH

On 25 November 2019, ICHCAP held the ‘2019 CPI Research Presentation and Completion Ceremony’ at the National Intangible Heritage Center, with all members of ICHCAP The six participants of ICHCAP’s...

Central Asian States and ICHCAP Discuss the Future of the ICH Safeguarding Cooperation Network

The International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP) and the UNESCO Almaty Office will jointly hold the 9th Central Asian Subregional ICH Safeguarding...

The 14.COM documents are now available online

The complete set of documents has been published online for the fourteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage on 8 November 2019. Available...


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