Hanji: A Korean Heritage Connecting Tradition and Modernism

There is a rich tradition of hand papermaking in East Asia that is still alive today. In Korea, hanji (traditional paper) making remains a distinguished cultural activity. According to many studies, such as the one conducted by Minah Song and...

2018 Wairoa Maori Film Festival

The thirteenth annual Wairoa Maori Film Festival will be held from 1 to 4 June 2018 in two locations—at Kahungunu Marae (War Memorial Hall) in Nuhaka and the state-of-the-art Gaiety Theatre in Wairoa. The festival is organized by Wairoa Maori...

Central Asian ICH Videos to be Aired

Intangible cultural heritage (ICH) shapes contemporary life in many ways. Videos on how that happens in four Central Asian countries and Mongolia will be aired on TV. ICHCAP and Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) have signed a distribution agreement on fifty...

Ob Umed Fostering Traditional Knowledge on Water Sustainability

The Association of Water Users, also known as Ob Umed (literally  “water is hope”), a Tajik NGO, works toward increasing the environmental education of the population, emphasizing certain attitudes toward water based on folk traditions and ancestral knowledge and practices...

We, the Safeguarding Actors for Pacific ICH

ICHCAP will host the Young ICH Practitioners Network Meeting in Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, for two days on 9 and 10 July 2018. The 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage emphasizes the...


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