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2nd Workshop for Better Practices in Communities’ ICH Revitalization
- for Promotion of the UNESCO’s 2003 Convention -
ACCU ACCU Tokushima, Japan     13-15 November 2009
PDF  (64 pages)

ACCU launched the community-based project in 2007 and the “2nd Contest for Better Practices in Communities' Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Revitalisation" was organized in 2008. The International Jury Meeting of the Contest was held in Japan, and seven communities which were successful in safeguarding or revitalising ICH, especially through youth participation were awarded. In 2009, ACCU invited representatives of the seven awarded communities to the workshop to share their experience and discuss current issues. The workshop included a field trip to Inugai Noson Butai in Tokushima which is one of the awarded communities in Japan. The final report consists of a booklet which includes full proceedings, experts’ comments and summary, and the DVD includes visual presentation materials of the communities.

 Table of Contents
1. Background of the Project
2. Outline and Objectives of the Project
3. Opening of the Workshop
4. Presentation of the Awarded Communities
4.1. Preservation and Transmission of Nagahama Hikiyama Festival
4.2. Promotion of Awa Ningyo-Joruri through Preservation and Utilisation of Nousonbutai Stage
4.3. Katta Ashula, Uzbekistan
4.4. Revitalisation of Traditional Warba Dance by Troupe Warba Relwendé de Kongoussi, Burkina Faso
4.5. Awadeko Sanbasomawashi Densho Hozon Katsudo (Preservation Activities),
4.6. Oyá Temple Community Culture Project ,Cuba
4.7. Revival of Performing Art in Baltistan (Little Tibet), Pakistan
5. Comments by the Experts
5.1. Mr. Toshiyuki Kono, Professor of Kyushu University, Japan
5.2. Mr. Rieks Smeets, Former Chief of Intangible Heritage Section, UNESCO
6. Summary by the Chairperson, Mr. Chérif Khaznadar (Closing)
7. Field Visit to Inugai Noson Butai
  Contents of the CD-ROM
  Visual Presentation Materials of the awarded communities (Videos and Power Point Slides)
 
ACCU Prize
  Preservation and Transmission of Nagahama Hikiyama Festival, Japan 
  Promotion of Awa Ningyo-Joruri through Preservation and Utilisation of Nousonbutai Stage, Japan
  Katta Ashula, Uzbekistan
  Revitalisation of Traditional Warba Dance by Troupe Warba Relwendé de Kongoussi, Burkina Faso
  Awadeko Sanbasomawashi Densho Hozon Katsudo (Preservation Activities)
  Oyá Temple Community Culture Project, Cuba
 
Honourable Mention
  Revival of Performing Art in Baltistan (Little Tibet), Pakistan
2009-10 International Partnership Programme for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage 3rd Training Course for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
ACCU Kyoto, Osaka and Nara, Japan     15-22 July 2009
PDF  (48 pages)

ACCU conducted the partnership programme with the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (Bunkacho), and as part of it, the 3rd training course was organised. Participants from 14 countries in Asia and the Pacific among countries which were the members of ACCU’s ICH Network and ratified or accepted the 2003 Convention, through nomination of each country’s National Correspondent Organisation were invited.

The eight-day Course for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage was conducted as human resource training. The member organisations of the Japanese national network gave a series of lectures based on the following objectives. The theme of the 2009 Training Course was “Inventory Making of ICH in Japan, from research to listing”.

The final report consists of a booklet which includes full proceedings and the participants list, and a CD-ROM with all the lecture papers and country reports by the participants.

 Table of Contents
1. Preface
1.1 Background of the Project
1.2 Activities under the Project
1.3 Introduction of the 2009-2010 Training Course
2. Proceedings of the Training Course
2.1 Opening Session
2.2 Organiser’s Presentations: ACCU programmes promoting the safeguarding of ICH
2.3 Session 1: Japanese Administrative System for Safeguarding ICH.
2.4 Session 2: Inventory-Making of ICH in Japan
2.5 Session 3: Why is the Kyoto Gion Festival Conducted?
2.6 Session 4: Tapestries Used for the Kyoto Gion Festival and their Preservation
2.7 Special Session: Country Reports on ICH Inventorying
2.8 Special Session: Answering Questions on the Gion Festival
2.9 Field Visit in Kyoto: Uji Tea manufacturing
2.10 Session 5: ICH Inventory Making in Kyoto Prefecture
2.11 Session 6: Making Inventories of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Nara City
2.12 Session 7: Activities of the National Museum of Ethnology for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Ainu People
2.13 Addressed by Director-General of the National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku)
2.14 International Forum for management of Intangible Cultural Heritage
2.15 Session 8: Prospects for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Kyoto
2.16 Closing Session
Annex I: List of Participants
Annex II: Programme
Annex III: Opening Remarks
Annex IV: Photos
  Contents of the CD-ROM
Lecture Papers (Lecture 1-8)
Case Study Reports by the Participants
ACCU’s ICH Programmes
2008-09 International Partnership Programme for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage 2nd Training Course for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
ACCU Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Nara, Japan     11-17 December 2008
PDF  (42 pages)

ACCU conducted the partnership programme with the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (Bunkacho), and as part of it, the 2nd training course was organised inviting participants from 9 countries in Asia and the Pacific. The Japanese cooperating organisations gave a series of lectures regarding Safeguarding ICH activities in Japan and the UNESCO’s Convention.

The seven-day course consisted of 8 lectures, as well as special sessions by living national treasures in Kyoto and practitioners of traditional culture, and field visits to the ethnological museum in Osaka and a traditional festival in Nara. The final report consists of a booklet which includes full proceedings and the participants list, and a CD-ROM with all the lecture papers and country reports by the participants.

 Table of Contents
1. Preface
1.1 Background of the Project
1.2 Activities under the Project
1.3 Introduction of the 2nd Training Course
2. Proceedings of the Training Course
2.1 Opening Session
2.2 Presentation on ACCU programmes promoting the safeguarding of ICH
2.3 Lecture 1: UNESCO's Convention for Safeguarding of the ICH
2.4 Special session: Current Situation and Issues for Successors of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Japan
2.5 Lecture 2: Inventory-Making of ICH and System of Living National Treasures in Japan
2.6 Lecture 3: Japanese Administrative System for Safeguarding ICH
2.7 Lecture 4: Personnel Training for Successors of Traditional Performing Arts conducted by Japan Arts Council
2.8 Special Session: Country Report Sharing by Participants
2.9 Lecture 5: Activities of the National Museum of Ethnology on Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
2.10 Address by Mr Matsuzono Makio, Director-General of the National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku)
2.11 Lecture 6: Influence of Culture for Community Revitalisation in Kyoto
2.12 Lecture 7: The Gion Festival Yamahoko Events and Activities of the Gion Matsuri Yamahoko Rengo-Kai
2.13 Special Session: Activites of Important Intangible Cultural Property Holders (Living National Treasures) in Kyoto
2.14 Lecture 8: Safeguarding Activities for the Kasuga Wakamiya On-Matsuri Festival
2.15 Closing Session
Annex I: List of Participants
Annex II: Programme
Annex III: Opening Remarks
Annex IV: Photos
  Contents of the CD-ROM
Lecture Papers (Lecture 1-8)
Country Reports by the Participants
ACCU’s ICH Programmes
2007-08 International Partnership Programme for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Training Course for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
ACCU Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, Japan     21-26 January 2008
PDF  (44 pages)
ACCU started the partnership programme with the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (Bunkacho), and as part of it, the training course was conducted inviting participants and observers from 13 countries in various regions. The Japanese cooperating organisation network was established under the programme, and its member organisations took a series of lectures about Safeguarding ICH in Japan and UNESCO’s Convention.
The six-day course consisted of 10 lectures in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto with field visits to traditional performing art courses, the ethnological museum and community activities for the Gion Festival. The final report consists of a booklet which includes full proceedings and the participants list, and a CD-ROM with all the lecture papers and country reports by the participants.
 Table of Contents
1. Preface
1.1 Background of the Project
1.2 Activities under the Project
1.3 Introduction of the 2007-08 Training Course
2. Proceedings of the Training Course
2.1 Opening Session
2.2 Lecture 1: Practical Issues in the Process of Implementing the 2003 Convention
2.3 Presentations on ACCU Activities
2.4 Lecture 2: Japanese Administrative System for Safeguarding ICH vol.1 and 2
2.5 Lecture 3: Mechanism for Safeguarding and Inventory-Making of ICH in Japan
2.6 Lecture 4: Introduction to ICH Activities by National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo
2.7 Lecture 5: Personnel Training for Successor of Traditional Performing Arts
2.8 Lecture 6: Introduction to the National Museum of Ethnology and Their Visual Materials
2.9 Lecture 7: Safeguarding System of ICH by Municipality of Kyoto
2.10 Lecture 8: Activities for Maintaining and Succeeding Tradition of the Gion Festival Yamahoko Events
2.11 Field Visit: Kawashima Selkon Texiles Co., Ltd
2.12 Lecture 9: Influence of Culture for Community Revitalisation in Kyoto
2.13 Lecture 10: ICH and its Safeguarding System at Local Level
2.14 Field Visit: Morimoto Decorative Metal Workshop
2.15 Closing Session
Annex I: List of Participants
Annex II: Programme
Annex III: Opening Remarks
Annex IV: Photos
  Contents of the CD-ROM
Lecture Papers (Lecture 1-10)
Country Reports by the Participants
Promotion of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage through Workshops on Creating Related Public Relations Materials by Art/Design Students
ACCU Sagamihara, Japan      2-5 July 2007
PDF  (36 pages)
ACCU and Joshibi University of Art and Design jointly organised a workshop from 2 to 5 July 2007, concerning experimental production of educational materials to raise awareness of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and disseminate the Convention for the Safeguarding of the ICH. A series of lectures, discussions and demonstrations were given by four international and nine Japanese experts to provide students with information on ICH and the Convention. 100 university and college students, including students from China, the United Kingdom, Finland and Australia, formed production groups to create such items as animated cartoons, brochures, posters, educational materials and toys, and made a presentation of their works.
 Table of Contents
Preface
Welcome Remarks
Introduction
Outline and Objectives of the Project
Project Outcome
Proceedings
Day One (July 2)
Morning Session
Lecture 1 - Prof. Kono Toshiyuki (Kyushu University)
Lecture 2 - Ms. Ohnuki Misako (ACCU)
Lecture 3 - Prof. Rawiri Hindle (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Demonstration 1 - Mr. Gopalan Venu (Natana Kairali Research and Performing Centre for Traditional Arts)
Symposium - “Preservation and Succession of Intangible Cultural Heritage”
Theme Introduction
1. Prof. Kono Toshiyuki
2. Prof. Rawiri Hindle
3. Mr. Gopalan Venu
4. Prof. Sekimoto Teruo (University of Tokyo):
5. Prof. Takimoto Hideo (Joshibi University of Art and Design):
Afternoon Session
Question & Answer Session
Workshop for the Promotion of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Day Two (July 3)
Morning Session
Discussion 1 - Mr. Gopalan Venu, Mr. Kawamura Atsunori (NHK Educational Corporation)
Demonstration 2 - Mr. Tsuboyama Yutaka (Amami shimauta singer)
Afternoon Session
Workshop for the Promotion of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage 
Day Three (July 4)
Morning Session
Discussion 2 - Mr. Tsuboyama Yutaka, Prof. Yanagawa Hidetoshi (Kagoshima University)
Lecture 4 - Dr. Fernand De Varennes (Murdoch University, Australia)
Demonstration 3 - Mr. Oyamori Takashi, Ms. Miyara Kimiko
Afternoon Session
Workshop for the Promotion of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Demonstration by Mr. Hendri Suprapto (Researcher, Institute for Research and Development for Batik and Handicraft Industries of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Indonesia)
Day Four (July 5)
Morning Session
Lecture 5 - Prof. Kawada Junzo (Kanagawa University):
Lecture 6 - Mr. Himeda Tadayoshi (President, Center for Ethnological Visual Documentation) and Discussion with Prof. Kawada Junzo
Demonstration 4 - Mr. Hendri Suprapto
Afternoon Session
Presentation of Students’ Works I & II
Comments from Lecturers
Day Five (July 6)
Morning Session
Workshop for the Promotion of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Afternoon Session
Exchange Meeting for Participating Students
Farewell Reception
Closing Speech
Comments and suggestions
 Contents of the CD-ROM
Distributed Materials
Pamphlet and Poster
List of Participants
Photographs
Workshop for Youth Participation for Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Community Development
ACCU Tsuruoka, Japan      8-11 June 2007
PDF  (61 pages)
ACCU launched a new community-based project, the "Contest for Better Practices in Communities' Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Revitalisation" in 2007. The International Jury Meeting of the Contest was held in Japan, and seven communities which were successful in safeguarding or revitalising ICH, especially through youth participation were selected. ACCU invited representatives of the awarded seven communities to the workshop, together with one from a guest community, to share their experience and discuss current issues. The workshop included a field trip to Kurokawa district which is one of the awarded communities in Japan. The final report consists of a booklet which includes full proceedings, expert's comments and participants list, and the CD-ROM includes visual presentation materials of the participants.
 
 Table of Contents
1. Background of the Project
2. Outline and Objectives of the Project
3. Introduction of the Workshop
4. Opening of the Workshop
5. Proceedings of the Workshop
5.1. Presentation of ACCU’s ICH Programmes
5.2. Presentations of the Awarded and Guest Communities
5.3. Fieldwork to Kurokawa District
6. Wrap-up Discussion (Closing)
6.1. Comments by the Participants
6.2. Comments on the Awarded Projects by Mr. Antonio A. Arantes
Annex I: General Information
Annex II: List of Participants
Annex III: Programme
Annex IV: Photos
ACCU’s ICH Programmes
 
 Contents of the CD-ROM
 
Awarded Communities’ Presentation Materials
 
ACCU Prize
  Awaji Ningyo Joruri, Japan
  Chichibu-yatai-bayashi, Japan
  Kurokawa-Noh (Rosoku-Noh), Japan
  Nang Yai Performance, Thailand
  Nekko Bangaku, Japan
  Tanedori Festival, Japan
 
Honourable Mention
  Nama Dance and Choir, South Africa
 
Guest Community’s Presentation Material
  Kutiyattam (Traditional Sanskrit Theatre), India  
Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Intellectual Property Under the 2003 Convention - Seeking a Collaborative Interface between ICH and IP
ACCU New Delhi, India      23-28 March 2007
PDF  (44 pages)
The Asia/Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), in close cooperation with Kyushu University of Fukuoka, Japan and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India, organized the Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Intellectual Property Under the 2003 Convention held at the Maidens Hotel in New Delhi, India, from 23-28 March 2007. This conference is one of the 2006 Programme for Professionals in the Fields of UNESCO’s Competence within the framework of the ACCU International Exchange Programme under the UNESCO/Japan Funds-in-Trust for the Promotion of International Cooperation and Mutual Understanding.
 Table of Contents
Programme Information

Introduction

Objective / Purpose

Programme Proper
I. INTRODUCTION TO THE CONFERENCE
II. PROCEEDINGS

A. Opening of the Conference

B. Keynote Presentation of Prof. Toshiyuki Kono // Deliberations and Debates

C. Keynote Presentation of Dr. V. K. Gupta // Deliberations and Debates

D. First Session chaired by Dr. Van Zanten // Presentation of Mr. Wend Wendland // Presentation of Prof. Antonio Arantes // Discussion of Steven Van Uytsel (Kyushu University Research Associate) // Deliberations and Debates

E. Second Session chaired by Prof. Kono // Presentation of Prof. Ikechi Mgbeoji // Presentation of Dr. Shubha Chaudhuri // Discussion of Branislav Hazucha (Kyushu University Research Associate) // Deliberations and Debates

F. Third Session chaired Dr. Chaudhuri // Presentation of Dr. Graham Dutfield // Presentation of Dr. Wim van Zanten // Discussion of Prof. Ryu Kojima (Kyushu University Associate Professor) // Deliberations and Debates

G. Fourth Session chaired by Prof. Arantes // Presentation of Prof. Jacques de Werra // Presentation of Prof. Chidi Oguamanam // Discussion of Carlo Osi (Kyushu University Research Associate) // Deliberations and Debates

H. Open Forum

I. Closing

III. TKDL Visit
IV. CONCLUSION / OUTCOMES
Annexes:

Annex A: List of Participants and List of Speakers / Discussants

Annex B: Conference Schedule

Annex C-1: Selected Conference Pictures

Annex C-2: Selected TKDL Visit Pictures



UNESCO-ACCU Expert Meeting on Transmission and Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
through Formal and Non-formal Education
ACCU Chiba, Japan      21-23 February 2007
PDF  (38 pages)
UNESCO and ACCU jointly organised the Expert Meeting, inviting 13 experts from various regions of the world. The participants discussed the "Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage", especially the articles on safeguarding ICH through formal and non-formal education. The final report has a set of a booklet which includes full proceedings, conclusions, recommendations and participants list, and the CD-ROM includes reports submitted by the participating experts.
 
 Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Opening of the Meeting
3. The Discussion; Key Issues and Best Practices
3.1. Terminology
3.2. The Relationship Between Customary Modes of ICH
       Transmission and Educational Programmes
3.3. Community Involvement in Educational Programmes
3.4 The ICH of Immigrant Communities
3.5 The Inclusion of ICH in the Curriculum
3.6 Language as a Vehicle of the ICH in Educational Programmes
3.7 Allowing for Change While Retaining Significance
4. Closure of the Meeting
Annex I: Conclusions and Recommendations by the Participants
Annex II: List of Participants
Annex III: Background Paper
Annex IV: Programme
Annex V: Practical Information
Annex V: Photographs
ACCU's ICH Programmes
 
 Contents of the CD-ROM
Experts' Reports
Ms. Olivia CADAVAL Document   1, 2, 3
Mr. Jorge ISHIZAWA Document   1, 2
Mr. Marc JACOBS Document   1
Ms. Anyango OKWACH Document   1, 2
Ms. Anita PUNAMAE Document   1, 2
Ms. Tran Thi Thu THUY Document   1, 2
Conclusions and Recommendations Document   1
ACCU's ICH Programmes Document   1
 
UNESCO-ACCU Expert Meeting on Community Involvement in Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage:
Towards the Implementation of the UNESCO's 2003 Convention
ACCU Tokyo, Japan      13-15 March 2006
PDF  (52 pages)
UNESCO and ACCU jointly organised the Expert Meeting, inviting 20 Experts from various regions of the world, just before "the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage" entered into force on 20 April 2006. Outcome of this Meeting is formulated in the "Conclusions and Recommendations" adopted on 15 March 2006 by the experts. The Final Report has a set of a booklet and a CD-ROM; the booklet includes full proceedings, conclusions & recommendations and participants list, and the CD-ROM contains reports written by the experts.
 
 Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Opening
3. Definition of communities and their involvement in
    safeguarding ICH
3.1. Defining and identifying communities and groups as
       mentioned in the 2003 Convention
3.2. The involvement of communities and groups in
       inventorying ICH
3.3. Nomination to the Representative List of the ICH of
       Humanity
4. International Cooperation: Cooperation in and beyond the
    Asia-Pacific region in the field of the safeguarding of ICH
5. Closure
Annex I: Conclusions and Recommendations by the Participants
Annex II: List of Participants
Annex III: Background Paper
Annex IV: Organisers' presentations
IV-1. UNESCO's Presentation
IV-2. ACCU's presentation
Annex V: Meeting Documents
V-1. General Information
V-2. Opening and Closing remarks by Mr Rieks Smeets,
       Chief of Intangible Heritage Section, UNESCO
V-3. Photographs

 
 Contents of the CD-ROM
Experts' Reports
Mr Antonio ARANTES Document   1
Ms Janet BLAKE Document   1, 2, 3, 4
Ms Harriet DEACON Document   1, 2
Ms Margaret FLOREY Document   1, 2, 3
Mr Epeli HAU'OFA Document   1
Mr Garrett KAM Document   1
Mr KONO Toshiyuki Document   1
Ms Kristin KUUTMA Document   1
Mr Philippe LA HAUSSE DE LALOUVIERE    Document   1, 2
Ms Kimberley LAWSON Document   1, 2, 3
Mr LUNGTEN Gyatso Document   1, 2
Mr Thabo MANETSI Document   1, 2
Mr Adam NAYYAR Document   1
Ms Diana Alicia N'DIAYE Document   1
Ms Faustina K. REHUHER Document   1
Mr Ahmed SKOUNTI Document   1
Mr Vellorimo SUMINGUIT Document   1, 2
Ms Huism TAN Document   1
Mr UEMURA Shozo Document   1
Mr Gopal VENU Document   1
Organisers' Presentations and Meeting Outcomes
Mr Rieks SMEETS (UNESCO) UNESCO's Presentation   ppt
Ms OHNUKI Misako (ACCU) ACCU's Presentation   text, ppt
Conclusions and Recommendations Document   text
 
Sub-Regional Experts Meeting in Asia on Intangible Cultural Heritage:
Safeguarding and Inventory-Making Methodologies
ACCU Bangkok, Thailand      13-16 December 2005
   (47 pages)
ACCU and the Office of the National Culture Commission (ONCC), Thailand jointly organised the Meeting. 36 Participants from 13 UNESCO Member States in Asia, three resource persons, UNESCO and WIPO representatives, as well as some 60 overseas and local observers attended the Meeting. The three resource persons respectively presented best practices of inventory-making in Fiji, Cambodia and a province in Northern Thailand. It was held as the first follow-up activity to the 2004 ACCU Regional Workshop on Inventory-Making as ICH Management, held in Tokyo, December 2004.
 
 Contents of the booklet
Table of Contents Document  

Meeting Overview

Document  
1. Introduction
2. Background
3. Objectives
4. Proceedings

Annex

Document  
1. General Information        
2. Meeting Schedule
3. Opening Speeches
4. List of Participants
5. Photos
 
 Contents of the CD-ROM
Presentations
Resource Persons  
1. Dr. Yingyong Taoprasert    Document 
2. Mr. Sipiriano Nemani Document 
3. Ms. Tara Mar Document 
UNESCO Document 
WIPO Document 
ACCU Document 
Participants' Reports
Brunei Darussalam Document   1, 2, 3
Cambodia Document   1
China Document   1, 2, 3
India Document   1, 2, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4
Indonesia Document   1
Japan Document   1, 1-2
Lao PDR Document   1
Malaysia Document   1, 2, 3
Myanmar    Document   1, 2, 3
Philippines Document   1
Republic of Korea Document   1, 2, 3
Thailand Document   1
Viet Nam Document   1, 2, 3
Reference
1.
Recommended Approaches to Inventory-making and Some Examples of Inventory-making Programmes and Methodologies (Outcome of 2004 ACCU Regional Workshop on Inventory-making for ICH Management)
Document 
2.
Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Document 
3.
Field Visit site: about Samut-Songkhran Province
Document    
 
2004 Workshop on Inventory-making for Intangible Cultural Heritage Management
ACCU Tokyo, Japan      6-11 December 2004
PDF  (229 pages)
In this timely, yet challenging workshop, participants helped by resource persons came up with "Recommended approaches to inventory-making and some examples of inventory-making programmes and methodologies" as a final workshop outcome. The report contains reports/papers by resource persons from Japan and Vanuatu, and a UNESCO representative, and country reports by 12 countries: Australia, Bhutan, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Palau, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. It also includes the lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Japan, an equivalent of the national inventory.
2004 ACCU Regional Meeting in Asia and the Pacific : Promotion of Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage
ACCU Osaka, Japan     26 February -1 March 2004
PDF  (226 pages)
ACCU, jointly with Bunkacho (the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan), invited cultural personnel and experts from 27 countries in the region - from Central Asia to the Pacific. In the meeting, Mr. R. Smeets, Director of UNESCO's Intangible Heritage Section, provided them with the latest information about UNESCO's new initiative, the Convention for the Safeguarding of the ICH, and about the second Proclamation of Masterpieces. Participants presented their experience of selecting national candidature and preparing candidature files for the Masterpieces. General needs and demands regarding ICH safeguarding were also raised and discussed.
2002 Regional Workshop for Cultural Personnel in Asia and the Pacific: Promotion of the "Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity"
ACCU Tokyo, Japan      12-16 March 2002
PDF  (156 pages)
The workshop was a forum for 30 participants from 28 countries, to become familiar about the UNESCO programme "Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity." The UNESCO representative Ms. N. Aikawa, Director of Intangible Cultural Heritage Section, and three Resource Persons including two international jury members of the Proclamation programme from Rep. of Korea and Vanuatu, provided theoretical and practical information about it. The participants from the six countries in the region with the first Proclamation were the experts who were actually involved in the national selection process. They introduced their own experience, including challenges and impact, to the fellow participants.
2001 National Workshop on the Documentation and Promotion of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in India
ACCU New Delhi, India      4-13 January 2001
PDF  (102 pages)
This was the fifth national workshop on this theme, following the ones held in Pakistan, Thailand, Viet Nam and Lao PDR in the mid to late 1990s. ACCU dispatched a group of experts consisting of ethnomusicologist, movie/film camera specialist and film archiving specialist to the National Workshop, which was jointly organized by ACCU and the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), New Delhi. The Japanese and Indian experts gave academic lectures and practical lessons to about 30 local participants, so they learned theoretical and technical aspects of what it is to document ICH items such as dance and oral tradition.
2000 Regional Seminar for Cultural Personnel in Asia and the Pacific: Building a Network for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional/Folk Performing Arts
ACCU Tokyo, Japan     8-12 February 2000
PDF  (37 pages)
The seminar was the follow-up to the 1998 and 1999 Regional Seminars, and dealt with the final stage of the development of the Data Bank on Traditional/Folk Performing Arts. 21 experts from 19 UNESCO member states in the region shared the information on traditional/folk performing arts and related institutions which was collected in the respective countries and brought to the Seminar, and gave suggestions for final editing, utilization and dissemination of the Directory to be published. Upon the result of the Seminar, the Data Bank in print form was edited later in 2000.
1999 Regional Seminar for Cultural Personnel in Asia and the Pacific: Preservation and Promotion of Traditional/Folk Performing Arts
ACCU Bangkok, Thailand      23-26 February 1999
PDF  (71 pages)
The Seminar was held as a follow-up to Part 2 of the 1998 Regional Seminar for Cultural Personnel. 7 experts from the region, a UNESCO representative and a Thai resource person elaborated the overall editorial and production policy of the Data Bank on Traditional/Folk Performing Arts and produced specific proposals and suggestions as to its utilization and dissemination.
1998 Regional Seminar for Cultural Personnel in Asia and the Pacific: Preservation and Promotion of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
ACCU Tokyo, Japan      24 February - 2 March 1998
PDF  (135 pages)
The Seminar consisted of 2 parts: 1) forum on implementation situation in the region of UNESCO's "Recommendation on the Safeguarding of Traditional Culture and Folklore"; and 2) ACCU's plan for the joint development of the Data Bank on Traditional/Folk Performing Arts in Asia and the Pacific. As results of the Seminar, a set of recommendations with regards to the application of the Recommendation was adopted for Part 1, and development of the joint programme for the Data Bank was launched for Part 2. 20 participants from 19 countries, as well as the director of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section of UNESCO, attended.

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