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20/10/2017

International Symposium “Negotiating Intangible Cultural Heritage” will be held in Osaka from 29 November to 1 December 2017

IRCI is going to organise the International Symposium “Negotiating Intangible Cultural Heritage” from 29 November to 1 December at Conference Room 4, Second Floor, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan with National Museum of Ethnology and Agenc…

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18/10/2017

Mr. Koïchiro MATSUURA, Former Director-General, UNESCO, was newly appointed as an Honorary Advisor of IRCI

The Letter of appointment to an honorary advisor of IRCI has been handed over to Mr. Koïchiro MATSUURA, Former Director-General, UNESCO by Director-General of IRCI on 1 October, 2017. Mr. Matsuura who had been a member of the Governing Board, provide…

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07/02/2017

First International Photography Competition of Tehran Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre (Entry Deadline: 18 Feb 2017)

The Regional Research Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia under the auspices of UNESCO (Tehran Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre), a UNESCO Category 2 Centre like IRCI, shall be organising its first …

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25/01/2017

Inauguration of IRCI Cooperative Researcher

From 1 January 2017, IRCI set up a cooperative researcher post to further enhance research and cooperation with other institutions. This new system will enable researchers of the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage, Japan, to conduct research a…

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21/06/2016

Updates on IRCI’s Research Database

Thanks to the researchers who participated in the literature survey that was conducted in FY 2015 under the Mapping Project, Research Database  has been updated. The database now contains more than 1000 entries, and is enriched with information of re…

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28/04/2016

New Director-General of IRCI

New Director-General of IRCI Mr. Wataru Iwamoto has been appointed as Director-General of IRCI, with the effect from 1 April 2016 to take over Mr. Akio Arata. IRCI is going to make further progresses on the implementation of its research projects und…

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26/08/2015

The evaluation report of IRCI is available on UNESCO website

As a category 2 centre of UNESCO, IRCI underwent an external evaluation commissioned by UNESCO in December 2014. The evaluation report “Review of the International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia Pacific Region (IRCI)”, s…

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25/09/2014

IRCI has released “Research Database”

As part of the project “Mapping Research for the Safeguarding of ICH in the Asia-Pacific Region,” which was approved at the 2nd IRCI Governing Board Meeting, IRCI has been creating an online database on the research of the safeguarding of ICH in the …

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