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  • WGS for Afghanistan in Tokyo


    A Working Group Session for Afghanistan was held from 10 to 13 March at Kuroda Memorial Hall in the Tokyo National Museum, inviting an Afghan government official and experts from Bamiyan University.

  • SDGs (Education) and ICH Project – Guidelines (English) Published


    IRCI, in cooperation with the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME), and the Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences (VNIES) has conducted the project that aims to contribute SDG4 (Quality education) by incorporating intangible cultural heritage (ICH) into formal education from FY 2018 to FY 2019.

  • Online course on periodic reporting in Latin America and the Caribbean – more than just a training


    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the capacity-building training on periodic reporting in the Latin America and the Caribbean region was adapted to an online modality, comprising weekly 2-hour webinars, combined with recorded videos, readings and online forum discussions.

  • 8.GA postponed until September


    The eighth session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has been rescheduled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to 8 to 10 September 2020.

  • Intangible Heritage and Museums


    ICOM believes museums have a role to play in the protection of intangible heritage and is committed to the defense of this vulnerable heritage.

  • Palestine continues efforts to safeguard living heritage during the COVID-19 pandemic


    In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, a planned training workshop was held online during the first week of May 2020, and attended by participants from the heritage department of the Ministry of Culture.

  • Traditional Performing Arts in Times of a Pandemic


    The novel coronavirus fears has wreaked havoc on the performing arts industry. It should be noted, however, how the performing arts community is trying to overcome this difficult time and use the crisis as an opportunity.

  • Cambodia’s ICH Chapei Master Transmits Public Health Messages


    The 75-year-old Master Kong Nay, one of the rare great masters of the Chapei Dang Veng, sings about hand-washing and social distancing and other COVID-19 safety tips.

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