NEWS

2022

15/09/2022

A preliminary report of the questionnaire survey on intangible cultural heritage affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is available

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on intangible cultural heritage (ICH) have caught great attention, as gatherings and activities of people were restricted by the pandemic. Amid this pandemic situation, IRCI conducted a questionnaire survey from S…

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15/09/2022

IRCI researcher lectured at Sakai City’s Seminar for Understanding ICH

On 28 August 2022, the 34th Seminar for Understanding Intangible Cultural Heritage(ICH) was held at the Sakai City Museum co-hosted by Sakai city and IRCI. Under the title of “Traditional Performing Arts and People’s Lives in Java, Indone…

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01/09/2022

‘IRCI Brochure 2022’ is now available!

The IRCI Brochure 2022 (PDF version) is now available. This brochure introduces the latest research projects and past activities with various pictures. You can download the PDF file by clicking the image below.

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29/08/2022

IRCI held a Workshop Targeting Central Asia for Collecting Research Information Related to ICH and its Safeguarding (10 August, Online)

IRCI held an online workshop inviting cooperating institutions in Central Asia under the project “Sustainable Research Data Collection for ICH Safeguarding: Focusing on Central Asia and Small Island Developing States” on 10 August 2022. S…

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17/08/2022

Announcement of the renewal of the IRCI logo

In line with the renewal of the UNESCO logo, the joint logo of IRCI and UNESCO Category 2 Centre in the field of intangible cultural heritage has been renewed as follows. The old logo that appears on official documents, publications, and so on, will …

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07/04/2022

Project Report of “Research on ICH’s Contribution to SDGs: Education and Community Development” Published  

The project report ‘“Research on ICH’s Contribution to SDGs: Education and Community Development” (FY2020–2021) is now available online. This project investigated the relationship among intangible cultural heritage (ICH), education and community deve…

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28/03/2022

Proceedings of the IRCI Researchers Forum Published

The Proceedings of the IRCI Researchers Forum on ICH Safeguarding in the Asia-Pacific Region “Progress and Challenges in the Research for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage–Towards a Sustainable Future–” is now available online. The for…

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28/03/2022

Project report “Sustainable Research Data Collection for ICH Safeguarding in the Asia-Pacific Region” published

The report of IRCI’s three-year research project ‘Sustainable Research Data Collection for ICH Safeguarding in the Asia-Pacific Region’ (FY 2019–2021) is now available online. IRCI has been collecting research information on intangible cultural herit…

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03/03/2022

Online Lecture on ICH to the students of ASEAN countries

Mr IWAMOTO, Director General of IRCI gave a lecture on the intangible cultural heritage (ICH) to 20 students from ASEAN countries, Timor Leste, and Japan on 24 February 2022. The lecture attracted the students by illustrating the characteristics of I…

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28/01/2022

Regional Workshop on “Sustainable Research Data Collection for ICH Safeguarding in the Asia-Pacific Region” was held (21 January 2022, online)

On 21 January 2022, a regional workshop was held on the project “Sustainable Research Data Collection for ICH Safeguarding in the Asia-Pacific Region.” IRCI has been collecting research information relating to ICH and its safeguarding since 2014, and…

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24/01/2022

ICH’s contribution to SDGs project: an expert meeting and international symposium were held

International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (IRCI) held an expert meeting and a public symposium online on 21-22 December 2021 to summarize the two-year project “ICH’s contribution to SDGs – Education and…

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