Mongolia-ICHCAP Cooperatitve Projects

Activities for ICH Information Building and Sharing from 2008 to 2013

2009
Project

Establishing a Safeguarding System for Intangible Cultural Heritage in Mongolia

Project Duration : July to December 2009

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A Buriad folk dance group ‘Melody of Balj’
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Buriad hand-made boots, made by Mr. Nergui. J
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Research team in the home of Ms. Tseveensuren, a nun, Khentii aimag
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Baldan Bereeven temple, Khentii aimag
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Deel(traditional gown) of Buriad ethnic group in Mongolia
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Mr. Purevdorj. D, Mongol boots maker, Khairkhan-Dulaan soum, Uvurkhangai aimag
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Mr. Dagvadorj. D, artisan of woodcraft, Uyanga soum, Uvurkhangai aimag
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Artworks made by Mr. Dagvadorj
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Tsaatan people’s traditional dwelling, the Urts hut
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Introduction on the importance of the ICH and its safeguarding measures
Due to the countless reasons affect the intangible cultural heritage of Mongolia, number of heritage elements are on the very brim of extinction. Therefore, establishing concrete and inclusive system for the safeguarding of the ICH is crucial in Mongolia.
One of the measures taken by various stakeholders for the protection of ICH as well as development of overall safeguarding capacity of ICH was the Mongolian-Korean Joint Cooperation Project ‘Establishing a Safeguarding System for ICH in Mongolia’. This project was launched in 2008 by Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO. By the implementation of the first-phase activities under the framework of the Project, a number of meetings were held among the Project partners, implementers and coordinators.

Within the framework of the second-phase of the Project:
  • ? Continuation of field surveys in other regions, including Central, Eastern and Gobi aimags
  • ? Organization of the symposium and workshop on the issues of intangible cultural heritage and safeguarding thereof
  • ? Elaboration of tentative list of ICH and its bearers
  • ? Text preparation of guidebook of ICH in Mongolia were planned to be implemented respectively