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

Festivals Celebrating ICH in India

Banglanatak dot com has been successfully mobilizing communities to celebrate their intangible cultural heritage through festivals in their villages. The festivals create new contexts for performance and showcasing. Awareness is...

Call for Proposals on Content for a Clearinghouse on Safeguarding ICH in Education

The UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Section is looking for an individual specialist to develop content for a clearinghouse on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in formal and non-formal education, in the...

19 October: Deadline for the Electronic Consultation on the Role of Accredited NGOs under the Convention

The deadline (19 October 2018) is approaching for the 176 accredited non-governmental organizations and the 178 States Party to fill out the online questionnaire on the role of accredited NGOs...

Nuad Thai: Traditional Thai Massage as ICH

Nuad thai or Thai Massage is a body and mind therapy, a traditional method of healing integrating the knowledge of science and art and local wisdom.  Transmitted from generation to...

An Overview of Shamanism in Nepal

In Nepal, Shamanism was practiced before the arrival of Hinduism and Buddhism. Now it is integrated within both of these religions. Depending on the credo of a particular ethnic community,...

George Town, Penang, Chosen to Run UNESCO Pilot Projects

The importance of integrated and community-based approaches in managing tangible and intangible cultural heritage was emphasized once again. George Town in Penang, Malaysia, has been selected by UNESCO as the...


Related Sites

ICH Courier

In Volume 36, ICH Courier explores ICH as it relates to Asia-Pacific region embroidery and the symbolism of the symbols, colors, and motifs that are created in the spirit of to the identity of a community. View the articles online or download the .pdf on the 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.

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