Intangible Cultural Heritage Workshop in Yap

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is sponsoring a workshop in Yap on how to safeguard and preserve their “intangible cultural heritage”(ICH) which is dying out fast in the islands these days due to new technologies which have been introduced by countries with cultures more advanced than theirs.

Yap-Map

This year, the workshop for the Neighboring Islands was held for two days from May 1 to 2 at the Yap Small Business Development Center and was conducted by Stefan Krause, FSM cultural anthropologist. It also built on a previous workshop that was held on March 28-30, 2013 in Yap. 

The representatives at the workshop plan to identify all elements intangible cultural heritage that need to be safeguarded, protected or preserved in their islands for the benefit of their own people.

Click here to read the short article for more information.

Click here to read the short article from UNESCO on the first workshop.

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About islandculturearchivalsupport

Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed. The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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