China engraved block printing technique

Towards improving ICH category 2 centres network

29 June 2015 – The 3rd annual meeting of the category 2 centres active in the field of intangible cultural heritage will be held from 6 to 8 July in Guiyang, China. Hosted by the Chinese centre, the International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (CRIHAP), the meeting will follow up on the two previous annual meetings…


Parade for la Misa marina, Machalilla 2011

Collective steps in inventorying and safeguarding living heritage in Ecuador

22 June 2015 – Following the signing of the Plan of Operations between UNESCO and the National Institute of Cultural Heritage of Ecuador (INPC) a few months ago, representatives of bearer communities, municipalities, as well as governmental and non-governmental experts, have fully mobilised to launch another significant step in the safeguarding of their living heritage.

Aiming to develop an inventory of intangible heritage in the Ecuadorian province of Manabi, representatives will come together for a workshop on community-based inventorying of intangible cultural heritage in the city of Portoviejo from 24 to 29 June 2015… ›››

Cantù-style lace making

Cross-border cooperation for the safeguarding of intangible heritage in Italy and Switzerland

15 June 2015 – From 8 to 12 June, the Lombardy region (Italy) and the canton of Graubünden (Switzerland) hosted a training workshop on the implementation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Tirano (province of Sondrio, Italy) and Poschiavo (Switzerland), demonstrating the increasing awareness in Europe of the need for capacity-building to better safeguard living heritage…


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Why safeguard intangible cultural heritage? Answers by States…

Mr Idriss Moussa Ahmed Director of Culture and Heritage, Ministry of Culture and Communication Djibouti

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Republic of Korea
Mr Samuel Lee Director of the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP)

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Mr Pierre Bois Artistic advisor, House of World Cultures

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