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

The International Journal of Intangible Heritage Issues a New Volume and Calls for Papers

The National Folk Museum of Korea recently published the thirteenth volume of the International Journal of Intangible Heritage, a publication indexed by the Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI) that...

ICH as a Metaphysical Product: The Case of Wualai Silversmith Village in Thailand

Wualai Silversmith Village is located along Wua Lai Road, Hai Ya, Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand. The village is well-known for handmade silver products. People in the village have been making...

Pambabatok: A Tattooing Technique of the Butbut Tribe in the Philippines

Whang-od Oggay, a 102-year-old woman from a mountain tribe in the Philippines, is a living instrument in the continuity of pambabatok, an endangered ancient tattooing technique that chiefly constitutes hand-tapping...

UNESCO Launches a Website for the International Year of Indigenous Languages

  The International Day of the World's Indigenous People's is well-timed for UNESCO to launch a special website dedicated to the international year of indigenous languages (IY2019), which will be...

Central Asian ICH Shines in Mongolia

The 2018 Central Asian ICH Film Festival will be held from 29 to 31 August 2018 at the Mongolian Art Gallery in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Organized by ICHCAP and hosted by...

The 2018 Sub-Regional ICH Network Meeting in Northeast Asia

ICHCAP and the UNESCO Beijing Office will host the 2018 Sub-Regional ICH Network Meeting in Northeast Asia from 28 to 30 August 2018 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. As the third of...


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.

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