Accredited NGOs located in this country

The list of accredited NGOs is presented below, along with corresponding accreditation forms. You can search the list using the criteria provided on the right.

4 organizations or institutions match your query.
Name, address and sourceActivities related to ICH
International Mask Arts & Culture Organization - IMACO
239, Yuksa-ro
Andong-si
36709 Gyeongsangbuk-do
REPUBLIC OF KOREA
URL: http://www.worldmask.org
Tel.: +82-54-853-6397

Next report due 2023
Renewed in 2019 (Activity report: English)
Accredited in 2014 (Request: English) - No. 90295
Decision-making meeting: 5.GA - 2014

Year of creation: 2006
Domain(s):

- oral traditions and expressions
- performing arts
- social practices, rituals and festive events
- traditional craftsmanship

Safeguarding measures:

- identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization

Main countries where active:

Republic of Korea

Objectives:
- To strengthen activity and human network for members
- To build the network for international mask arts & culture based on this organization
- To heighten culture related masks
IMACO aims to:
i) to keep in contact with people related to masks all over the world and region,
ii) to develop connection and friendships among member organizations,
iii) to inherit and develop mask arts & culture of each country based on the cultural diverse of UNESCO,
iv) to promote mask art activities all over the world.
Activities:
The activities of IMACO are:
(a) to arrange world mask culture heritage movie contents materials
(b) to work for making contents using IT skill such as 3D scanner
(c) to build a network system with world mask culture organizations, research centers, person
(d) to publish magazines for the variety of world mask culture
(e) to support world mask related festivals
(f) to support world mask related exhibitions
(g) to Support world mask related creative activity
Cooperation:
The IMACO’s main mission is to foster international cooperation between relevant organizations of Mask Arts and culture for the exchange of information and knowledge concerning the safeguarding of tangible and intangible culture of Mask. The construction of a portal website will make it possible to create an international pool of Mask culture -related experts and authorities who will have the opportunity to exchange information online and access a variety of materials of mask culture.
IMACO futher aims to:
- Construct an international cooperative network among various stakeholders such as practitioners, experts and officials from the field of Mask arts and culture.
- Utilize the above network for carrying out joint programs, projects and research for the safeguarding of Mask arts and culture.
Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation - CHF
한국문화재재단
406 Bongeunsa-ro
Gangnam-gu
Seoul 135-874
REPUBLIC OF KOREA
URL: http://www.chf.or.kr
Tel.: +82-2-3011-2625

Next report due 2023
Renewed in 2019 (Activity report: English)
Accredited in 2010 (Request: English) - No. 90025
Decision-making meeting: 3.GA - 2010

Year of creation: 1980
Domain(s):

- performing arts
- traditional craftsmanship

Safeguarding measures:

- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization

Main countries where active:

India, Mongolia, Viet Nam

Objectives:
The Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation (CHF) was established, aimed at protecting and preserving Korea’s cultural properties, creatively enhancing, developing and utilizing its traditional lifestyle culture, and thereby promote the preservation and safeguarding of the national culture as well as the culture in Asia.
Since 1980, CHF has executed various projects that involve traditional ceremonies, arts, crafts, foods, performances, and exhibitions; diverse cultural experiences; educational and publishing activities; and tourism products, including the traditional wedding experience. CHF has conducted research projects involving excavation of cultural properties in order to continue and distribute the traditional culture of Korea as
widely as possible. Moreover, CHF has involved a number of projects for safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage among the Asia-Pacific countries.
Cooperation:
Promotion and Enhancement:
1- Living Human Treasures' showcases and Permanent Exhibitions
The Living Human Treasures' showcase in particular craft work, organized by CHF is held annually every May to June by inviting elderly holders of Intangible Cultural Properties (Living Human Treasure), in order to display their art work, and learn about the skill lineage of a given intangible cultural heritage. The permanent exhibitions designed by CHF is held all the year round at the Important Intangible Cultural Heritage Transmitters' Centre, to encourage and promote the creative activities of the ICH holders, inform the public about Korea’s Intangible Cultural Properties system by highlighting government-designated Important Intangible Cultural Properties, and expand the traditional craftwork base through experience programs for
elementary, middle, and high school students.
2- Regional Intangible Cultural Heritage Events
CHF organizes the intangible cultural heritage events in the local provinces of Korea to increase interest in Important Intangible Cultural Properties among local residents and thereby contribute to safeguarding of national culture, and to display the class and excellence of traditional Korean culture more widely.
3- Pung-ryu yard playing
The traditional art performances of intangible cultural heritage staged in the Important Cultural Heritage Transmitters' Centre, Korea Cultural House and Korea House are designed to preserve and promote our traditional culture every Friday all year round.

Transmission and formal or non-formal education
1- Field Investigation of Cultural Heritage
The program ' Field Investigation of Cultural Heritage' was initiated in 1987 in order to provide the general public chances to be interested in the cultural heritage and to have better understanding in the Korean culture. The members of Cultural Properties Committee designated by Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea provide guides and thorough lectures.
2- Korean Traditional Craft Architecture school
The Craft Architecture school was founded in 1995, aimed at education and transmission of skills and techniques of traditional handcraft art as well as fostering future generation. Currently there are about 14 courses such as Chimseon (needlework), Daemok (large scale carpentry), and dancheong (Architectural Colour decoration) so on. These courses are taught by experts who are nationally, municipally, or provincially
designated 'Living Human Treasures' in Korea.

Revitalization
1- Re-enactment of Royal Court Ceremonies
CHF has opened re-enacted events for the general public according to 5 categorized royal court ceremonies such as ceremonies for Opening and Closing the Royal Palace Gates and the Gate Guards Changing Shifts, the Royal Banquet for celebration the Joseon king Teongjo's 50th birthday, the Royal Wedding Ceremony and the Representation of the King's Enthronement Ceremony since 2002.
World Martial Arts Union - WoMAU
세계무술연맹
380-700, Namhangang-ro 26
Chungiu City
Chungcheongbuk-do
REPUBLIC OF KOREA
URL: http://www.womau.org
Tel.: 82-43-852 7955

Next report due 2023
Renewed in 2019 (Activity report: English)
Accredited in 2010 (Request: English) - No. 90024
Decision-making meeting: 3.GA - 2010

Year of creation: 2002
Budget: U.S.$500000
Domain(s):

- traditional craftsmanship
- other
- Traditional games; security and safety skills

Safeguarding measures:

- identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization

Main countries where active:

Republic of Korea

Objectives:
The World Martial Arts Union pronounced the following shared cognition about martial arts that motivated its founding members to create the organization.
- That countries have particular martial arts with unique forms and features which originated and evolved through the ages in response to the particular security needs of the people concerned, and that such martial arts, an important cultural heritage of the people, share in forming their national character and outlook.
- That martial arts, originally in the past age various combinations of the combat skills and fighting technique for self-defence and survival, are today practiced for and applied to a wide range of peaceful uses, such as physical fitness, recreation, self-defence, law enforcement action and competitive sports, and contribute in a significant way to the promotion of peace and security of the society as well as the well-being of the people.
- That an international union of the martial arts will provide to the world martial arts community an institutional center long since needed for its members to better orgarnize their efforts at contributing to the world peace by promoting friendship between peoples through martial arts and by spreading worldwide its underlying values of peace and justice.
- That the Chungju World martial Arts Festival, the annual event at Chungju, Korea since 1998 is better be provided with an institutional support framework to ensure its continued growth, significantly making contribution to transmitting and conserving traditional indigenous martial arts of the various countries and peoples.
The World Martial Arts Union thus has it as its principal objective to promote understanding and friendship between different cultures( martial arts ), which is conducive to cultivating a more peaceable atmosphere and environment through out the world.
It is further believed that traditional martial arts of individual country or nation is a valuable part of cultural heritage not only of that particular country or nation concerned.
Such martial arts is shared cultural heritage of us all worthy of our joint efforts for its preservation and transmission.
Therefore the Union stipulats in its charter the following four(4) specific undertakings:
1. Collection, exchange and dissemination of Information and material.
2. Organizing study and research activities such as seminars and conferences.
3. Organizing or sponsoring demonstration or exhibition events.
4. In connection with annual Martial Arts Festival, providing administrative and technical assistances to the member organizations with a view to facilitating their participation.
Activities:
- Since its creation in 2002, the World Martial Arts Union has organized, the yearly event of demonstrative performances of martial arts of the various countries and peoples, the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival.
- 2002 (30 country teams)
- 2003 (35 country teams)
- 2004 (30 country teams)
- 2005 (15 country teams)
- 2006 (15 country teams)
- 2007 (16 country teams)
- 2008(27 country teams), to be slated for 2 – 8 october, 2008
- Annual general assembly of members in October every year, since its inception in 2002, where members deliberate the ways and means how better to effect the Unions objectives:
- Building up reference archives for world martial arts at its Secretariat
- Operating the information website, www.womau.com
- Planning to offer what will be called Martial Arts Leadership Seminar, which is to be conducted as a condensed fellowship program for about 4 weeks, twice a year.
- Desirous of taking part in the UNESCO`s ICH program and doing its possible parts in the UNESCO`s ICH work, we attended UNESCO`s ICH Intergovernmental Committee meetings at Tokyo(3 to 7 September 2008) and Sofia(18 to 22 February 2008), and the ICH safeguarding Convention general assembly in Paris (16 to 19 June 2008).
Cooperation:
As is presented under item 6c above, the WoMAU works closely with its member organization in the various countries. All of its member organizations are of group of martial arts practitioners and many of them are recognized masters in their respective martial arts.
The administration and the citizenry of the host city of our Union, that is the locate of the Secretariat, are extremely supportive to the activities of our union.
For its work, the WoMAU is getting some financial support from the Korea Foundation and technical assistance from the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage of Korea.
무형문화연구소
The Center for Intangible Culture Studies - CICS [en]
285, Gwonsamdeuk-ro
Deukjin-gu,
Jeonju
Jeonbuk
REPUBLIC OF KOREA
URL: http://www.ichpedia.org
URL: http://www.minjung20.org
Tel.: +82 632774098

Next report due 2021
Accredited in 2016 (Request: English) - No. 90336
Decision-making meeting: 6.GA - 2016

Year of creation: 2008
Domain(s):

- oral traditions and expressions
- performing arts
- social practices, rituals and festive events
- knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe
- traditional craftsmanship
- other
- cultural landscape

Safeguarding measures:

- identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization

Main countries where active:

Republic of Korea

Objectives:
The Center for Intangible Culture Studies (CICS) was established in order to enhance researches and promote safeguarding actives of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). CICS puts special efforts for finding measures for protecting and preserving ICH with academic concerns and in-depth understanding of its distinctive characteristics. Due to the complicated and rapid transformations of Korean society and culture, ICH is continually facing in disappearance and distortion. CICS has been involved in many fruitful tasks such as research, inventorying and publishing. Furthermore, CICS is also developing the educational program for safeguarding ICH and its creative applications for the undergraduate and graduate students. CICS is now moving forward to ICH Initiatives in Korean academic and public arenas.
CICS has recently established another special field; ICHPEDIA, a web-based ICH encyclopedia in collaboration with Cultural Heritage Administration of Korean Government. The purposes of establishing ICHPEDIA and archives are (1) to collect basic information to draw up National ICH inventory (2) to provide communities, specialists, and general users with easy access to our digitalized ICHPEDIA, (3) to encourage active participation of those who have interests in ICH, (4) to enhance cultural diversity.
As such CICS has so far endeavored to develop diverse programs from collecting primary sources of ICH and constructing the best web-based ICH inventory to developing the educational programs and application programs. CICS is standing in the forefront of the world’s ICH research institutions.

Activities:
Recently, the main activity of this research center has been safeguarding efforts of intangible cultural heritage through inventory projects. In particular, in order to encourage participation in the inventory process by those who possess intangible cultural heritage-individuals, groups, communities, NGO's, etc.-we have made an online system (ICHPEDIA) and are helping with the recording in which they are directly participating.
The recent activities of our research center can be divided into the following four areas. First, we are carrying out a public service through the gathering of indigenous traditional knowledge by collaborating with residents from Korea's farming, fishing, and mountain villages. Through this activity, we are promoting the utilization and protection of traditional knowledge as an intangible cultural heritage.
Begun in 2010, this is our fourth year doing this work. Secondly, we are operating Korea's first 'Intangible Cultural Heritage On-line Inventory', based on the guideline recommended by UNESCO. Starting in 2010, there are currently 30,000 elements inventoried. Our third area of activity is the conducting of theoretical and methodological research for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage.
Senior, full-time researchers and doctoral candidates are actively publishing papers in national and international journals. Our fourth activity is the participation in international cooperative activities related with the safeguarding Intangible cultural heritage. Senior researchers along with the Korean government and International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP), have been actively collaborating in various activities such as holding workshops, conferences and constructing an intangible cultural heritage information network for Bhutan and five Central Asian countries.

Cooperation:
From Oct. 26th - Nov. 25th, 2012, we held an exhibition and educational practicum program along with bearers of intangible cultural heritage-masters of the traditional fan (buchae), writing brush (but), musical instrument (geomungo), embroidery (jasu), and straw crafts (jippul gongye). Children, students, and residents became spectators and apprentices, and, while hearing the life stories and seeing and feeling the craftsmanship of the masters, were able to learn the value of their knowledge and skill.
From April to December of 2013 we visited individuals, organizations, and communities designated by the national or local governments as intangible cultural heritages scattered throughout Gyeongsangnam province. We heard directly about the conditions of their preservation and discussed future directions for preservation, and published our findings as a book. The story of 60 intangible cultural property holders and communities are collected in this book. This content will be included in future suggestions for the direction of national policy for the safeguarding of intangible cultural properties.
From April until December of 2014, we have been planning and carrying out a program to support volunteers the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage. We hold 4 workshops during the year to facilitate the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage by around 60 volunteers gathered from around the country, and are providing advice regularly for regional activities. This work is being carried out by our research center's full-time researchers and graduate student researchers.
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