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Conferences/Meetings

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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12/09/2018

IRCI sent the delegation to 2018 Sub-regional Meeting for ICH safeguarding in Northeast Asia “ICH in Education: Toward Joint Collaboration for Promoting ICH in Formal and Non-Formal Education”

The 2 delegates of IRCI, Mr. IWAMOTO, Director-General and Mr. HAYASHI, Chief Officer have participated in the 2018 Sub-regional Meeting for ICH safeguarding in Northeast Asia “ICH in Education: Toward Joint Collaboration for Promoting ICH in Formal …

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28/09/2017

ICH Experts of UNESCO Headquarter and C2 Centres gathered at the annual meeting held in Iran

The Fifth Annual Coordination Meeting of the Category 2 Centres (C2C) Active in the Field of Intangible Cultural Heritage was held in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran on 10, 11 Sep. Participated in the meeting Mr. Tim Curtis, Chief, Intangible Cultur…

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01/08/2017

“Proceedings of 2016 IRCI Experts Meeting” has been published

The proceedings of 2016 IRCI Experts Meeting which is outcome of the meeting has been opened to the public now. You can see discussions on the current research trends and issues of the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in the Asia-Pacific …

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30/11/2016

2016 IRCI Experts Meeting on Mapping Project for ICH Safeguarding in the Asia-Pacific Region held in Sakai

The “2016 IRCI Experts Meeting on Mapping Project for ICH Safeguarding in the Asia-Pacific Region” was held from 18 to 19 November 2016 at Sun Square Sakai, Osaka, Japan. A total of 25 ICH experts from 14 countries within the Asia-Pacific region atte…

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20/10/2016

Attendance to ‘2016 Sub-Regional Meeting for Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding in Northeast Asia’ held in Ulaanbaatar

The ‘2016 Sub-Regional Meeting for Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding in Northeast Asia: The Role of the Media in Raising Awareness about Intangible Cultural Heritage’ was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 10-12 October 2016. Co-organised by …

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27/07/2016

Attendance to International Council of Museums Conference in Milan

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) Conference, held once every three years, was held in Milan, Italy from 3-9 July 2016. From IRCI, Wataru Iwamoto (Director-General) and Takao Mishima (Chief Officer) attended this event. Regarding intangible…

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21/06/2016

4th Annual Coordination Meeting of Category 2 Centres Active in the Field of the Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Paris

IRCI participated in the Fourth Annual Meeting of Category 2 Centres under the auspices of UNESCO Active in the Field of the Intangible Cultural Heritage held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France on 4 June 2016, straight after the Sixth Sessio…

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28/03/2016

The final meeting of the project on Vietnamese Dong Ho woodblock printing was held in Tokyo

IRCI has implemented since FY 2013 a research project titled Research for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage at the Verge of Extinction: Vietnamese ICH Element Dong Ho Woodblock Printing in collaboration with Vietnam Institute for Cultural and…

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28/03/2016

A researcher visited Singapore to present papers reflecting research projects of IRCI

Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy (a researcher who has been working for IRCI’s research projects) visited Singapore to present papers, which include the results of field research commissioned by IRCI. On 25 January 2016, she presented a paper on trans-border IC…

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26/01/2016

An international experts meeting of the Mapping Project was held in Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic)

2015 IRCI Experts Meeting on Mapping Project for ICH Safeguarding in Asia and the Pacific was held on 8-9 December 2015 in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyz Republic, as an activity under IRCI’s project, Mapping Research for the Safeguarding of ICH…

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26/08/2015

IRCI participated in the Third Annual Coordination Meeting of Category 2 Centres Active in the Field of Intangible Cultural Heritage

IRCI participated in the Third Annual Coordination Meeting of Category 2 Centres Active in the Field of Intangible Cultural Heritage, held on 6-8 July 2015 in Guiyang, Guizhou Province, People’s Republic of China. This meeting is organised annu…

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25/03/2015

IRCI hosted International Experts Meeting of the Project “Mapping Research on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in the Asia-Pacific Region”

In cooperation with Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, IRCI convened an international experts meeting on 26-27 January 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, as part of the project “Mapping Research on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in the Asia-Pac…

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02/07/2014

IRCI hosted an international experts meeting on “Mapping Research for the Safeguarding of ICH in the Asia-Pacific Region”

IRCI is conducting the project entitled “Mapping Research for the Safeguarding of ICH in the Asia-Pacific Region” based on the work plan approved by the 2nd IRCI Governing Board Meeting. This project is intended to contribute to the safeguarding of I…

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06/02/2013

IRCI organised the Experts Meeting on ICH in January 2013

IRCI organised the Experts Meeting on ICH – Evaluating the Inscription Criteria for the Two Lists of the UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention in Tokyo, 10-11 January 2013 in cooperation with the Maison des Cultures du Monde, France. This …

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10/03/2012

The First Intensive Researchers Meeting on Communities and the 2003 Convention

IRCI organised “The First Intensive Researchers Meeting on Communities and the 2003 Convention: Documentation of ICH as a Tool for Community’s Safeguarding Activities”at Tokyo, on 3-4 March, 2012. The meeting aimed at sharing good practices, and to f…

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