Project Description

ICH Courier


Theme :
Goddesses from Asia & the Pacific

Windows to ICH provides an introduction to examples of intangible cultural heritage practices from countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region related to a chosen theme. This issue looks at representations and practices related to goddesses. Often times, goddesses are inextricably linked to culture in the form of legends and beliefs that inform present-day cultural practices.
In this issue, we present examples from Vietnam, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea and Mongolia.

Expert Remarks

Challenges of Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding in India

Field Report

Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Angkor

Windows to ICH


Supreme Mother Goddess Lieu Hanh


Kanjeng Ratu Kidul—Goddess of the Southern Ocean

Republic of Korea

The Character of Goddesses in Korean Intangible Heritage


Lkham: The Guardian Goddess of Buddhism

Inventory-Making Efforts

Making an Inventory of Mongolian ICH

Safeguarding Pioneers

The Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation: A Leader of Cultural Heritage Protection and Promotion