International cultural exchange

ODA on Intangible Cultural Properties

Projects of Supporting Intangible Heritage Protection in Partner Nations (Intangible Heritage ODA)

Project Overview

Since 2015, the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation has been promoting projects of supporting intangible heritage protection in partner nations, under the support of the Cultural Heritage Administration. The projects have been realized in Southeast and Central Asia, including Cambodia, Laos, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, aiming to enhance the capability of protecting their own intangible heritage. The foundation supports the nations to select intangible heritage which needs to be protected and to conduct listing and video recording of the heritage to set up the basic data needed for registration of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.



Major Activities

Inventorying intangible heritage

Inventorying intangible heritage

Supporting video recording

Supporting video recording

Supporting capacity building workshops

Supporting capacity building workshops

Performances by nation

Performances by nation Nation (Years), Items for support, Cooperative institutions information table
Nation (Years) Items for support Cooperative institutions
Laos (2015-19) Khaen (traditional instrument); Lamvong (traditional dance ); Khao Khob (traditional food); Khab SalangSamSao (traditional folk music); Pathaiphet (plaster decoration); Panmor Mor (traditional ceramic art); Nang-keo (Royal Classical Dance); traditional silver craft Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism / Luang Prabang World Heritage Office
Cambodia (2015-16) KUN Bokator (traditional martial arts) Ministry of Cultural and Fine-Arts / The Sports Council
Kazakhstan (2017-18) Kobyz (traditional instrument); traditional singing art; Zhetigen (traditional stringed instrument); Betashar (traditional wedding) The National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO
Uzbekistan (2019 - ) Zardozlik (gold embroidery skill); Kashtachilik (embroidery skill) The National Commission of Uzbekistan for UNESCO