Project Description

ICH Courier


Theme :
ICH and Musical Instruments

Windows to ICH provides an introduction to examples of intangible cultural heritage practices throughout the Asia-Pacific region in relation to specific themes presented in the issue. This issue takes a look at representations and practices of traditional musical instruments. In these examples of intangible cultural heritage from Bhutan, Philippines, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea, you can see the intersections of culture and traditional musical instruments as well as their influence on public events in each community.

Expert Remarks

Intellectual Property and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Latest Developments at WIPO

Field Report

Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Wake of Natural Disaster in Indonesia

Windows to ICH


Dra-nyen: Bhutanese Traditional Musical Instrument

the Philippines

Yakan Sonic Textures: A Heritage of Musical Instruments


Traditional Music of the Morin Khuur

Republic of Korea

Pyeon-gyeong and Pyeonjong, Korean Traditional Bells and Chimes of Court Music

Inventory-Making Efforts

Cultural Mapping Pilot Project in Papua New Guinea

Safeguarding Pioneers

National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) in Islamabad, Pakistan