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2019

15/11/2019

International Researchers Forum is organised (17-18 Dec 2019, Tokyo)

  IRCI co-organises “International Researchers Forum: Perspectives of Research for Intangible Cultural Heritage – towards a Sustainable Society” with Agency of Cultural Affairs and Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (Tōbun…

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15/11/2019

IRCI 8th Governing Board Meeting

The Eighth Governing Board Meeting of IRCI was held on November 11 at Osaka International Convention Center. In addition to the 10 members of the governing board, 19 participants such as representatives of Agency of Cultural Affairs, the Ministry of …

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15/11/2019

Attend Conference for Dong Ho Woodblock Printings

On October 31, IRCI was invited by the VICAS (Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies) to attend the opening ceremony of Dong Ho Woodblock Printings at Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum and International Conference of the Dong Ho Woodb…

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06/11/2019

SDGs Workshop & School Visit in Hanoi

In FY2018, under the project of “ICH’s Contribution towards SDGs”, IRCI created the Guidelines to incorporate ICH into secondary school curriculum. From October 24 to 25, to verify the effectiveness of the guidelines, a school observation and worksho…

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30/10/2019

SDGs Workshop in the Philippines

From October 7 to 8, a workshop under the project of “ICH’s Contribution towards SDGs”, with the cooperation of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) was held in Manila, the Philippines. In FY2018, IRCI created the Guidelines to inc…

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18/09/2019

A Group of AVICOM visits IRCI

After the ICOM 25th General Conference (Kyoto, 1-4 September), a group of AVICOM (International Committee for Audiovisual and New Technologies and Social Media) visited IRCI for the discussion on the activities on ICH on September 5th, 2019.

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18/09/2019

The National Institutes for Cultural Heritage exhibits a booth at ICOM Kyoto 2019

From September 1st to 7th, 2019, the 25th ICOM (International Council of Museums) General Conference was held in Japan for the first time. More than 4,500 curators and researchers of museums from 120 countries and regions all over the world gathered …

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18/09/2019

IRCI sent the delegation to the Regional Meeting for Strengthening the Use of ICH in Education

The delegate of IRCI has participated in the Regional Meeting for Strengthening the Use of ICH in Education – Teaching and Learning With and About Intangible Cultural Heritage in Primary and Secondary Schools in Asia and the Pacific – co-organised by…

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17/09/2019

A Working Group Session for IRCI Study of Emergency Protection of ICH in Conflict-Affected Countries in Asia was held in Tokyo, Japan

IRCI has been implementing a project on Study of Emergency Protection of ICH in Conflict-Affected Countries in Asia under one of activity focuses since FY 2017. IRCI aims to examine ICH under conflict-affected situations in three countries, Afghanist…

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12/09/2019

ICH Experts of UNESCO Headquarters and C2 Centres gathered at the annual meeting held in Algeria

The Seventh Annual Coordination Meeting of Category 2 Centres (C2C) Active in the Field of Intangible Cultural Heritage was held in Algiers, Algeria on 2-3 September 2019. Participated in the meeting Mr. Tim Curtis, Chief, Intangible Cultural Heritag…

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13/08/2019

“IRCI Brochure 2019” has been published

“IRCI Brochure 2019 (English version)” has been published. IRCI’s latest research projects on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region are plainly introduced with various pictures.

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26/07/2019

The Working Group Meeting for Improving IRCI’s Research Database was held

The IRCI’s research database has provided information on ICH since FY2014 to share the outcome of research on the safeguarding of ICH in cooperation with researchers and experts in the Asia-Pacific region (https://www.irci.jp/ichdb/). As part of the …

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26/07/2019

A Symposium on Cultural Heritage Held at the Tokyo National Museum

Sakai-city and the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage hosted the Tokyo Symposium on Cultural Heritage at the Tokyo National Museum on 21st July, 2019. In commemoration that the Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group was inscribed on the World Heritage List…

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08/07/2019

The First Group Meeting of Sustainable Data Collection project was held

IRCI organised “Research on the Safeguarding of ICH in the Asia-Pacific Region” Establishing New Sustainable Mechanism for Systematic Research Data Collection FY2019 the First Working Group Meeting on June 26 and 27, 2019 at Kuroda Memorial Hall in T…

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05/06/2019

Director General of CIRAT, Brazil visits IRCI

On 04 June 2019, Mr. Sergio Ribeiro, Director General of International Centre on Water and Transdisciplinarity (CIRAT), Brazil visited IRCI. CIRAT and IRCI shared the information of both organizations and current activities. Then IRCI offered informa…

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28/05/2019

Delegation of Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, visits IRCI

On 22 May 2019, the four delegates of Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand headed by Associate Professor Ritthirong Jiwakanon, Ph.D., Director visited IRCI. Institute of Thai Studies and IRCI shared the information of both or…

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13/05/2019

Guidelines for “Multi-Disciplinary Study on Intangible Cultural Heritage’s Contribution to Sustainable Development Focusing on Education” for non-formal education in the Philippines (English) have been published online.

IRCI has started a new project “Multi-disciplinary Study on ICH’s Contribution to Sustainable Development ― Focusing on Education “ for FY 2018 to FY 2019. In this project, guidelines have been created in order to integrate intangible cultural herita…

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23/04/2019

“Guidelines for Intangible Cultural Heritage Education in Vietnamese Schools Towards Sustainable Development Goals” have been published online.

IRCI has started a new project “Multi-disciplinary Study on ICH’s Contribution to Sustainable Development ― Focusing on Education “ for FY 2018 to FY 2019. In this project, guidelines have been issued in order to integrate intangible cultural heritag…

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29/03/2019

“Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Natural Disasters” has been published

Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Natural Disasters(1) held during 7-9 December 2018 in Sendai, Japan is now available for download. The proceedings summarises the discussions over the three days, a…

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19/03/2019

“Report on the IRCI Literature Survey on Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding Research (2016-2018)” has been published online.

IRCI has been collecting information on intangible cultural heritage safeguarding through the literature survey under the project “Mapping Studies on the Safeguarding of ICH“. The literature survey aims to collect basic information for re…

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12/02/2019

IRCI’s International Symposium was held for ICH’s contribution to education

IRCI organised an International Symposium on “Multi-disciplinary study on intangible cultural heritage’s contribution to sustainable development: Focusing on education” on 21 and 22 January 2019 at Nara University of Education in cooperation with Nar…

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08/02/2019

National Artist for literature, Virgilio S. Almario gives a lecture at Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Kyoto University

IRCI and Centre for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University coorganised the lecture by Virgilio S. Almario ‘Reconstructing the National Memory towards Nation-Building’ on 31 January 2019 at Inamori Foundation Building, Kyoto University. Aft…

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17/01/2019

Lecture by Virgilio S. Almario ‘Reconstructing the National Memory towards Nation-Building’ will be held at Kyoto University on 31 January 2019

IRCI and Centre for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University are going to coorganise the lecture by Virgilio S. Almario ‘Reconstructing the National Memory towards Nation-Building’ on 31 January 2019 at Large Conference Room, 3F, Inamori Fou…

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17/01/2019

IRCI Meeting for Study of Emergency Protection of ICH in Conflict-Affected Countries in Asia was held in Tsuruoka and Tokyo, Japan

Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) faces the danger of extinction in conflict-affected situations, due to factors such as loss of lives and forced displacements. While the role played by ICH in recovering the community’s solidarity in emergencies has…

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