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

International Symposium on ICH along the Maritime Silk Road

On 13 September 2018, experts of the Asia-Pacific region gathered to discuss maritime topics. Organized and hosted by ICHCAP and the National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage, the symposium,...

Call for Participation: Tenth GICB International Competition

The International Competition for Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (GICB) 2019 will begin the application process in October 2018. Tube by Torbjørn Kvasbø (Norway) who won the Grand Prize of the...

Call for Applications for the First Ethno Cambodia

Ethno Cambodia is a project of the Cambodian Living Arts, an NGO focusing on helping the youth and talented people to promote creativity and innovation in the arts sector and...

Thanaka: A Traditional Beauty Commodity in Myanmar

Lady with thanakha at a five-day market in Hsi Hseng , Shan State ⓒ Mg Chit Pan (Taunggyi) photography The cosmetic value of thanaka is nationally recognized in Myanmar. Extracted...

Communities Connecting Heritage: From West Bengal to Washington

Cultural exchange promotes cultural diversity and contributes to cultural sustainability. This was the key learning from the Communities Connecting Heritage (CCH) program supported by the US Department of State and...

International Symposium on Intangible Heritage along the Maritime Silk Road

Oceans have been sustaining people’s livelihood since the beginning of time. By understanding oceans, people can relate to oceanic changes as reflected by the wind or tide, or even the...


Related Sites

ICH Courier

In Volume 35, ICH Courier explores ICH as it relates to city festivals in the Asia-Pacific region as well as how these traditions help build a sense of belonging to a community. View the articles online, or download the pdf.

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.

Google Online Exhibition

ICHCAP partnered with the Google Arts and Culture project to promote the intangible cultural heritage of the Asia-Pacific region. Included are images and video depicting the unique cultures of the region.


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