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

Matariki Festival Returns for the Māori New Year

The star of Auckland’s winter season, the Matariki Festival, returns with an exciting line-up of more than a hundred events from 30 June to 22 July, from an evocative dawn...

ICHCAP Will Host an International Forum on ICH and Tertiary Education

ICHCAP will host an international forum, ‘Unlocking the Potential of Tertiary Education for ICH Safeguarding’, on 17 July at Somerset Palace Seoul in Seoul, Korea, in cooperation with UNESCO Bangkok...

Tell your #livingheritage Story—ICH through the Eyes of Youth

UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, to emphasize the relevance of intangible cultural heritage in contemporary society and the importance of its intergenerational transmission, created a series of audiovisual stories on how young...

Survey on Lighter Ways of Sharing ICH Safeguarding Practices

For more than ten years, the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has been implemented worldwide. Many organizations and institutions have been developing activities at different...

The Kyrgyz Shyrdagy Festival

The Kyrgyz Shyrdagy Festival was inaugurally organized  in 2010 by felt carpets producers in Kyrgyzstan, after UNESCO inscribed the traditional Kyrgyz felt carpets ala-kiyiz and shyrdak into the List of...

Ten Years of George Town Heritage Celebrations: Showcasing Tradition, Embracing Cultural Diversity

To mark the tenth anniversary of George Town’s listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Annual George Town Heritage Celebrations will be held at the George Town World Heritage...


Related Sites

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.

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.

Audio files from the CD box set we published in 2011 as a result of our Mongolia-ICHCAP joint are available online. Visit today to hear some of the unique oral traditions and songs of the Mongolian grasslands.


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