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29/10/2018

“Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Natural Disasters” will be held in Sendai from 7 to 9 December 2018

IRCI organises “Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Natural Disasters” from 7 to 9 December 2018 at Sendai International Center and in Onagawa Town, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The workshop is co-organised by Tokyo Nation…

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04/10/2018

“IRCI Leaflet” has been published

“IRCI Leaflet (English version)” which highlights in a comprehensible manner IRCI’s various research activities on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region has been published.

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04/10/2018

Seventh Governing Board Meeting of IRCI approved its Work plan for FY2019

The Seventh Governing Board Meeting of IRCI was held on 26 September 2018 at RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka. In addition to the 8 members of the governing board, 14 participants such as representatives of Agency of Cultural Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign …

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04/10/2018

“IRCI Brochure 2018” has been published

“IRCI Brochure 2018 (English version)” which mainly introduces IRCI’s various research projects on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region has been published. *The PDF version is available for download if you click the co…

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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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30/07/2018

Report of “Preliminary Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster Risk Management” project (FY 2016-2017) has been published

The report of IRCI’s two-year research project, “Preliminary Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster Risk Management” (FY 2016- 2017) has been published online. The report consists of three sections: summary of project activities, records of workin…

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13/07/2018

Delegation of Japan Arts Council visits IRCI

The 5 delegates of Japan Arts Council headed by Ms. Junko KAWAMURA, president of Japan Arts Council, visited IRCI on 8 July 2018. Japan Arts Council and IRCI shared the information of current activities, and ideas to promote the safeguarding of Intan…

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18/04/2018

Report of the International Symposium “Negotiating Intangible Cultural Heritage” has been published

The report of the International Symposium “Negotiating Intangible Cultural Heritage” is publicly available on the website. The symposium held from 29 November to 1 December 2017, was co-hosted by IRCI, the National Museum of Ethnology, Japan and the …

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10/04/2018

Delegation of International Training Centre in Astronomy under the auspices of UNESCO visits IRCI

The 4 delegates of International Training Centre in Astronomy under the auspices of UNESCO (ITCA), the first UNESCO category 2 centre (C2C) in Thailand visited IRCI on 30 March 2018. ITCA and IRCI shared the knowledge of the operational and managemen…

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27/03/2018

IRCI started the project focusing on conflict-affected countries in Asia

IRCI decided to implement the new project ‘Study of Emergency Protection of ICH in Conflict-Affected Countries in Asia’ to investigate the actual situation of ICH during and after conflict and disasters and to identify what are internal and external …

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24/01/2018

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Glocal Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage: Local Communities, Researchers, States and UNESCO has been published

The proceedings of “the International Symposium on Glocal Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage: Local Communities, Researchers, States and UNESCO” is publicly available on the website. The symposium held from 7 to 9 July 2017, was co-hosted b…

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12/01/2018

“IRCI Brochure 2017” has been published

“IRCI Brochure 2017 (English version)” which mainly introduces IRCI’s various research projects on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region has been published.  

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26/12/2017

Sixth Governing Board Meeting of IRCI held in Osaka

The Sixth Governing Board Meeting of IRCI was held on 22 December 2017 at the Osaka International Convention Center. In addition to the 8 members of the governing board, 18 participants such as Mr. Koïchiro Matsuura, Former Director General of UNESCO…

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15/12/2017

IRCI Held a Panel Exhibition as the side event of 12th Session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

IRCI held a panel exhibition from 1 to 9 Dec 2017 at the side event of “The twelfth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)” and “ICH NGO Capacity Building Workshop” which took place i…

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05/12/2017

International Symposium “Negotiating Intangible Cultural Heritage” was held in Osaka, Japan

IRCI hosted an international symposium “Negotiating Intangible Cultural Heritage” from 29 November to 1 December at National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) in Osaka in cooperation with Minpaku, and the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan. This symposiu…

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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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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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07/08/2017

Proceedings of “International Symposium on ICH Safeguarding in the Asia-Pacific Region: Transmitting Art and Spirit of ICH” has been published

The Proceedings of “International Symposium on ICH Safeguarding in the Asia-Pacific Region” (only available in Japanese) has been opened to the public now. The symposium held in 2016, was hosted by IRCI, Agency for Cultural Affairs and Sa…

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02/08/2017

24 Specialists of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) from 7 countries discussed on current safeguarding situation

IRCI hosted an international symposium ‘Glocal Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage: Local Communities, Researchers, States and UNESCO’ from 7th to 9th July in Tokyo under the joint sponsorship of Global Study Centre of Seijo Univ…

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01/08/2017

A symposium on Cultural Heritage Held at Tokyo National Museum

Sakai-city and National Institutes for Cultural Heritage hosted the Tokyo Symposium on Cultural Heritage at Tokyo National Museum on 3rd June, 2017. Mr. Johei SASAKI, Director of Kyoto National Museum and Mr. Kenji YOSHIDA, Director General of Nation…

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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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31/03/2017

Delegation of Mr Ek Buntha (Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, Cambodia) visits IRCI

On 15 March 2017, the delegation of Mr Ek Buntha (Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, Cambodia; Professor, Royal University of Fine Arts, Cambodia) paid a visit to IRCI for the first time. Discussion on current issues were hel…

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31/03/2017

Reconnaissance Survey in Myanmar for IRCI’s project on natural disasters

As part of its activities for the first year of the project “Preliminary Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster-Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific Region,” IRCI sent two researchers, Shigeaki Kodama (Project Research Fellow, National Museum of Et…

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22/03/2017

Presentation at Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage

On 1 March 2017, Tetsuya Tanaka, Associate Fellow of IRCI, presented about the results of IRCI’s project in FY2016 “Mapping Project for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region” at the 53rd Meeting of the Subcommitt…

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22/03/2017

Attendance to Sixth Session of the Governing Board of CRIHAP

The Sixth Session of the Governing Board of the International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (CRIHAP) was held on 23 February 2017 in Beijing, China. In addition to the 11 members of the governing board, 2…

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02/03/2017

Reconnaissance Survey in Marshall Islands for IRCI’s project on natural disasters

IRCI’s research team comprised of Yoko Nojima (Associate Fellow, IRCI) and Huy Nguyen (Technical specialist, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition – Vietnam) visited Majuro, the capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands during…

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14/02/2017

International Working Group Session on “Preliminary Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster-Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific Region”

IRCI held the International Working Group Session of the project “Preliminary Research on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Disaster-Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific Region” on 30 January 2017, at the Tokyo National Museum. IRCI organised in FY 201…

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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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12/01/2017

“Tool Kit for Planning Legal Mechanisms” developed in the Final Workshop on the Study of Legal Systems Related to ICH in the Greater Mekong Region held in Ha Noi

“Study of Legal Systems related to Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Greater Mekong Region” started in 2013. The project aims to analyse the legal systems to safeguard intangible cultural heritage (ICH) including laws and regulations, policies and …

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12/01/2017

Update on Reports & Publications

In celebration of IRCI’s fifth anniversary, “IRCI Brochure 2016 (English version)” has been published. The brochure mainly introduces IRCI’s various research projects on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region…

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12/01/2017

Reconnaissance Survey in Viet Nam for IRCI’s project on natural disasters

IRCI’s research team comprised of Yoko Nojima (Associate Fellow, IRCI) and Hiromichi Kubota (Head of Intangible Cultural Properties Section, Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties) visited Viet Nam during 14-20 December 2016 for it…

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12/01/2017

Attendance to Ninth Governing Board Meeting of ICHCAP

The Ninth Governing Board Meeting of the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP) was held on 15 December 2016 in Seoul, Korea. In addition to the 11 members of the governing…

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30/11/2016

2016 International Symposium on ICH Safeguarding in the Asia-Pacific Region held in Sakai

In celebration of IRCI’s fifth anniversary, the “2016 International Symposium on ICH Safeguarding in the Asia-Pacific Region: Transmitting Art and Spirit of ICH” was held on 19 November 2016 at Sun Square Sakai, Osaka, Japan. The public event attract…

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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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21/11/2016

2nd Working Group Session held under the project “Preliminary Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster-Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific Region”

On 11 November 2016, IRCI organised the 2nd Working Group Session of the project “Preliminary Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster-Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific Region” at the Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties. The …

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21/11/2016

Reconnaissance Survey in Vanuatu and Fiji for IRCI’s project on natural disasters

Since April 2016, IRCI has been implementing a new research project, “Preliminary Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster-Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific Region.” As an effort to understand the current situation of disaster-risk management (DRM…

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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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07/10/2016

Fifth Governing Board Meeting of IRCI held in Osaka

The Fifth Governing Board Meeting of IRCI was held on 28 September 2016 at the Osaka International Convention Center. In addition to the 10 members of the governing board, 17 observers from 7 organisations such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Age…

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01/09/2016

Update on Reports & Publications

The following document has been added to “Reports & Publications” and is available for download: Proceedings of 2015 IRCI Experts Meeting on Mapping Project for Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Safeguarding in Asia and the Pacific (8-9 December…

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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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27/07/2016

Launch of IRCI’s new research project focusing on natural disasters and ICH

Following the decision made at the 4th Governing Board Meeting (25 September 2015), IRCI adopted a new Medium-term Programme (2016-2020), which emphasises the theme of “ICH Safeguarding and Disaster Risk Management” as one of the activity focuses. Ac…

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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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21/06/2016

IRCI was introduced at the Tokyo Symposium on Cultural Heritage

IRCI was introduced in the panel discussion at the Tokyo Symposium on Cultural Heritage (225 attendees) held on 14 May 2016 at Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum. IRCI information panels were also displayed in the lobby. (Co-organisers: Sakai City, Nat…

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21/06/2016

Mr. Teiichi Sato, former Administrative Vice Minister of Education, Science and Culture of Japan paid a visit to IRCI

Mr. Teiichi Sato, former Administrative Vice Minister of Education, Science and Culture of Japan and professor at International University of Health and Welfare, paid a visit to IRCI on 28 April 2016. As the then ambassador extraordinary and plenipot…

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21/06/2016

Delegation of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre in Thailand paid a visit to IRCI

The delegation of the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre (SAC) in Thailand headed by Dr. Somsuda LEYAVANIJA (Executive Director) paid a visit to IRCI on 12 April 2016. From IRCI, Misako OHNUKI (Deputy Director-General), Shigeaki KODA…

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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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21/06/2016

Updates on Reports & Publications

The following document has been added to “Reports & Publications” and is available for download: IRCI Second International Workshop on the Study of Legal Systems Related to Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Greater Mekong Region (Toyama, Japan …

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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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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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04/03/2016

Participation in the ICOMOS Colloquium

The ICOMOS Colloquium titled “Post-Trauma Reconstruction” was held on 4 March 2016 in Paris. Misako Ohnuki was invited to this colloquium to present a paper on “the pillars of recovery” reflecting the case studies in Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste on the …

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29/02/2016

Presentation at the Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage

Shigeaki Kodama, Associate Fellow of IRCI, presented the results of IRCI’s Mapping Project in FY 2015 (Mapping Research for the Safeguarding of ICH in the Asia-Pacific Region) at the meeting of the subcommittee for planning of the Japan Consortium fo…

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24/02/2016

Researchers visited Vietnam and Cambodia for enhancing the implementation of IRCI projects

For the purpose of strengthening the cooperative relationship with institutions and collecting information contributing to several IRCI projects including Study of Legal Systems Related to Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Greater Mekong Region, IR…

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27/01/2016

A workshop on the Study of Legal Systems Related to Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Greater Mekong Region was held in Toyama Prefecture

“IRCI 2nd Workshop on the Study of Legal Systems Related to Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Greater Mekong Region” was held on 17-19 December 2015, at Toyama Prefectural Civic Centre in Toyama City. The workshop was attended by 23 exp…

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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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22/01/2016

Updates on Reports & Publications

Reports & Publications of IRCI website are updated. The PDF version of the report of the international researchers’ meeting convened in January 2013, “2013 IRCI Meeting on ICH ­ Evaluating the Inscription Criteria for the Two of UNESCO’s Intangib…

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24/12/2015

Researchers visited three countries in the Mekong region for enhancing the implementation of IRCI projects

For the purpose of strengthening the cooperative relationship with institutions and collecting information contributing to several IRCI projects including “Study of Legal Systems Related to Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Greater Mekong Region,” …

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24/12/2015

Lecture at Takezono Higashi Junior High School

On 21 November 2015, Misako Ohnuki, Deputy Director-General of IRCI made a lecture entitled “Louvre Museum and the World Heritage Convention in the context of World History” to students at Takezono Higashi Junior High School in Tsukuba City. It was t…

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22/10/2015

The Fourth Governing Board Meeting of IRCI was held

The Fourth Governing Board Meeting of IRCI was held on 25th September 2015 at Agora Regency, Sakai. In addition to the 8 members of the Board, 13 observers from 7 organisations such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belau National Museum in Palau a…

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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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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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25/08/2015

Delegation of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology paid a courtesy visit to IRCI

Dr. Vo Quang Trong, Director, and Ms Pham Thi Thuy Chung, researcher of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology paid a courtesy visit to IRCI on 30 June 2015. IRCI and the delegation exchanged information on their activities and discussed the possibility of futu…

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03/07/2015

IRCI participated in Tokyo Symposium on Cultural Heritage

Akio Arata, Director-General of IRCI, participated in the panel discussion at Tokyo Symposium on Cultural Heritage held on 20 May 2015 at Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum. This symposium was co-organised by Sakai City and National Institutes for Cult…

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10/06/2015

Delegation of the International Mother Language Institute (IMLI) of Bangladesh paid a courtesy visit to IRCI

The delegation of International Mother Language Institute, headed by Director, Dr. Aruna Biswas, paid a courtesy visit to IRCI on 6 April 2015. IRCI and the delegation shared their activities and discussed the possibility of future cooperation betwee…

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10/06/2015

IRCI hosted “Intensive Working Session on Intangible Cultural Heritage Documentation as a Tool for Community-led Safeguarding Activities”

Since FY 2011, IRCI has been conducting the project titled “Documentation of ICH as a Tool for Community-led Safeguarding Activities”. As the concluding activity of the final year of the above project, an intensive working session was held in Tokyo o…

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10/06/2015

Public lecture at the seminar on intangible cultural heritage

IRCI has been promoting intangible cultural heritage through contributing to the projects carried out by Sakai City. Akio Arata, Director-General of IRCI, gave a public lecture titled “IRCI and the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intang…

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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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25/03/2015

IRCI hosted “Workshop on the Roles of the Community Centre in ICH Revitalization: A Case Study of Dong Ho Woodblock Printing”

IRCI and Vietnam Institute for Cultural and Arts Studies (VICAS) cohosted “Workshop on the Roles of the Community Centre in ICH Revitalization: A Case Study of Dong Ho Woodblock Printing” on 27-28 January 2015 in Bak Ninh Province and Hanoi. Ten prac…

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15/01/2015

IRCI hosted an international workshop “IRCI 1st Workshop on the Study of Legal Systems Related to Intangible Cultural Heritage in Southeast Asia”

In cooperation with Kyushu University’s Faculty of Law, IRCI convened an international workshop on 19-20 December 2014 at the Hakozaki Campus. The workshop was programmed as part of the project titled “Study of Legal Systems Related to Intangible Cul…

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15/01/2015

Lecture at Takezono Higashi Junior High School

On 20 December 2014, Misako Ohnuki, Deputy Director-General of IRCI made a lecture entitled “The World Heritage Convention and Japan’s Contribution” to students at Takezono Higashi Junior High School in Tsukuba City. She also introduced activities of…

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28/11/2014

The Third Governing Board Meeting of IRCI was held

The third Governing Board Meeting of IRCI was held on 1st October 2014 at Sakai City Museum. In addition to the Governing Board members, observers from related organisations such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other C2 Centres of ICH in Chin…

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10/11/2014

IRCI staff members visited Sri Lanka for the project “Research for Endangered Traditional Handicrafts”

As a part of the project “Research for Endangered Traditional Handicrafts”, IRCI delegation (Misako Ohnuki, Deputy Director-General; and Shigeaki Kodama, Associate Fellow) visited Colombo, Sri Lanka on 18-19 September 2014. Having intensive meetings …

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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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25/08/2014

Delegation of the Department of Cultural Promotion, Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Thailand paid a courtesy visit to IRCI

The delegation headed by Deputy Director-General, Mr. D. Thongsom, paid a courtesy visit to IRCI on 16th May 2014. IRCI and the delegation shared their activities and discussed the future cooperation between the both parties.

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02/07/2014

Documentation of ICH as a Tool for Community Safeguarding Activities

IRCI held the “2nd Workshop for Young Film Makers for ICH Video Documentation” at the Tokyo National Museum on 4-6 February 2014. This workshop, which was attended by 10 participants from Asian countries, was a follow-up to the “Workshop on Intangibl…

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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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01/07/2014

Study of Legal Systems Related to Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Greater Mekong Region

A strong legal system plays an important role in safeguarding ICH. Building an efficient framework to safeguard the heritage is one of the key issues for the governments of developing countries that have difficulty in securing sufficient budgets and …

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31/03/2014

Government Officials from Timor-Leste Attended Study Tour on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Japan

IRCI, in response to a request from the Government of Timor-Leste and UNESCO Office in Jakarta, planned and conducted a study tour on Intangible Cultural Heritages in Japan for government officials from Timor-Leste. This project was not included in t…

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28/03/2014

The 2nd IRCI Governing Board Meeting

The second Governing Board Meeting was held on 21 October 2013 in Kyoto. The representatives from UNESCO and two of the governments of the Member States of UNESCO attended among the 9 Board Members. Additionally those from Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

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02/09/2013

International Symposium in Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

This symposium was co-organised by IRCI, Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan and Sakai City in Sakai on 3rd August 2013 from 13:00 to 17:30. The first part of the symposium proceeded as follows: Opening addresses by co-organisers and a guest from UN…

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28/03/2013

Report of the 2012 International Field School Alumni Seminar on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia Pacific is published

Report of the 2012 International Field School Alumni Seminar on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia Pacific, which was co-hosted by International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (IRCI), an…

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13/03/2013

IRCI held a Symposium on Intangible Cultural Heritage

On 17th February, IRCI and Sakai City held a symposium on intangible cultural heritage in the Asia-Pacific region at Sakai City Museum. This symposium was consisted of two parts: reports of the researches done under the conduct of IRCI and a panel di…

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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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24/01/2013

Two final reports on the meeting and the forum by IRCI are uploaded

The final reports of the following meeting and forum are uploaded to the IRCI website: The First Intensitive Researchers Meeting on Communities and the 2003 Convention: “Documentation of Intangible Cultural Heritage as a Tools for Communitiy’s Safegu…

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14/08/2012

IRCI and SAC Jointly organised a Research Seminar, Inviting Museum-related in Asian Communities and the 2003 Convention

The IRCI and SAC jointly held an international research seminar (International Field School Alumni Seminar: Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Asia and the Pacific) in Lamphun, Thailand. The attendants at the seminar include 13 curators and…

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03/08/2012

IRCI Commences Cooperation Activities with SAC

IRCI signed a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) concerning research activities for intangible cultural heritage in Asia and the Pacific with the The Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre (SAC). The signing ceremony of the MOU between th…

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07/06/2012

IRCI and MCM Jointly Host the First ICH Researchers’ Forum in Paris

IRCI held the First ICH Researchers’ Forum in Paris on 3 June 2012. This forum was held at the MCM Theater on the day prior to opening day of “the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural He…

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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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