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Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation

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Introduction

The CHF is the UNESCO-accredited NGO designated by the UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in June 2010. The organization is engaged in the activities related with the management of the Urgent Safeguarding List and advisory services on the international support for the protection of international intangible cultural heritage. With the knowledge and skills that the foundation has accumulated for about 30 years since the establishment in 1980, the foundation is expected to play a leading role in the effort to propagate the beauty of Korean cultural heritage for the international community and guide the general public to the value and importance of the intangible cultural heritage throughout the entire world via international exchanges and cooperation.

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International coorperation :

The foundation will continue its effort to increase the public awareness of the importance of the preservation, protection and usage of intangible cultural heritage via international cooperation in the activities of performances, exhibitions and educational programs.

Survey and research activites:

The foundation will continue to use its resources for the excavations and researches of the intangible cultural heritage in the eveloping countries to keep them from damage or extinction, and increase the awareness of the necessity to preserve the heritages via, for instance, recommending registration in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and the List of Intagible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.

Expert training and exchange activities:

The foundation will continue to promote the public attention on the intangible cultural heritage through international exchange of experts and training programs and the preservation of the heritages via active transmission efforts.

The International forum for the UNESCO-accredited NGOs of ICH(Oct.13th-14th)

Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation(CHF) organised and hosted an international forum on 13 and 14 October 2011 at the Korea House, in Seoul.
This forum became the first place where UNESCO-accredited NGOs in Asia gathered and discussed on the requested role as advisory NGOs for further cooperation in the field of safeguarding ICH. It consisted of 3 sessions under the theme of "The Importance of the UNESCO-Accredited NGOs of ICH, and Their role and Cooperation Measures to construct Network.

  • The International forum for the UNESCO-accredited NGOs of ICH(Oct.13th-14th) photo1
  • The International forum for the UNESCO-accredited NGOs of ICH(Oct.13th-14th) photo2
  • The International forum for the UNESCO-accredited NGOs of ICH(Oct.13th-14th) photo3
  • The International forum for the UNESCO-accredited NGOs of ICH(Oct.13th-14th) photo4