2019
World Forum for Intangible Cultural Heritage

Oct 10(Thu)-12(Sat), 2019

Performance Hall & International Conference Hall,
National Intangible Heritage Center

Host – NIHC

Organizer – ICHCAP

Supporter – JEONJU CITY

Invitation

Intangible Cultural Heritage and Civic Life

2019 World Forum for Intangible Cultural Heritage l Performance Hall
Oct 10(Thu)-12(Sat), 2019

A joyful village celebration, the entire community dancing together regardless of age or gender, skills to craft everyday items for the home and work.

Awareness of intangible cultural heritage does not come as easily as tangible heritage with physical form. However, intangible heritage is the soul of cultural heritage, and carries its essence. This is why the UNESCO views intangible heritage as the repository of human creativity and cultural diversity. This living heritage is transmitted across generations, but also changes along with the times, which gives it the characteristics of both tradition and modernity. It holds immense value in the lives of ordinary people of its day and age. However, due to the unfamiliarity of the concept and its formless nature, it can be difficult to understand its impact on our lives.

Intangible cultural heritage exists closer to us than we think. It adds fun to our daily lives, makes our society worth living in, enhances individual capacities, and adds value to our lives. At this forum, we want to explore how this living heritage enriches and adds value to our lives, and the role it plays in sustainable development and individual capacity-building, through the keywords of “enjoyment and participation”, “solidarity and respect”, and “study and learning”, with case studies from specialized institutions in the respective fields.

Through this forum, some of us may discover the beauty of intangible cultural heritage in our daily lives, and others might even go on to become protectors of intangible cultural heritage in the future. We also hope that it would be an opportunity for professionals and institutions in the field of intangible cultural heritage to further expand their current safeguarding activities.

Intangible cultural heritage
enriches our lives.
It solves societal problems.
It empowers individuals.

Program

Language: English/Korean (Simultaneous Interpretation)

Day 1-1 : Opening 09:30~11:50 | Performance Hall

Time Schedule
09:00 ~ 09:30 Registration
09:30 ~ 10:10 Opening
Special Lecture / Keynotes
(Moderator: Dr. Kyung-Koo Han, Professor, Seoul National University, Korea)
10:10 ~ 11:10 Keynotes

  • Keynote 1. Enrich, Include and Empower: Living Heritage
    (Prof. Marc Jacobs, Critical Heritage Studies in the Faculty of Design Sciences, University Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Keynote 2. Value of ICH in the Contemporary Lives of People
    (Prof. Yon Ho Suh, Chair of the ICH Committee, Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea)
11:10 ~ 11:50 Special Lecture: Sustainable Development, Civic Life, and ICH
(Mr. Ki-moon Ban, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations)

Day 1-2 13:30~18:10 | Floor 3F Conference Hall | Go to YouTube Live 10. 10.(Thu), 13:30-18:10

Time Schedule
Session 1. Enriching Life: Enjoyment and Participation
(Moderator: Dr. Jang-Sik Jang, National Folk Museum of Korea)
13:30 ~ 15:10
  • Richness Resulting from Diversity: Staging World Performing Arts at the Maison des Cultures du Monde, Paris
    (Mr. Pierre Bois, Scientific Advisor, Maison des Cultures du Monde)
  • Sacred Sites as Living Heritage: Enriching Community Life
    (Ms. Cholponai Usubalieva-Grishchuk, Aigine, Kyrgyzstan)
  • Nordic Safeguarding Practices: Safeguarding from Civil Society
    (Dr. Leena Marsio, Finnish Heritage Agency)
  • George Town Heritage Celebrations: Community Mobilization and Empowerment
    (Dr. Ang Ming Chee, General Manager, George Town World Heritage Incorporated, Malaysia)
15:10 ~ 15:20 Coffee break
Session 2. Inclusive Society: Solidarity and Respect
(Moderator: Mr. Gi Hyung Keum, Director-General, ICHCAP)
15:20 ~ 17:00
  • Inclusivity through ICH: How Cambodian Living Arts is working towards a more diverse and inclusive society
    (Ms. Yon Sokhorn, Cambodian Living Arts)
  • Adapting Ancient ICH for New Situation
    (Mr. Yeo Kirk Siang, National Heritage Board, Singapore)
  • Adapting Ancient ICH for New Situations
    (Dr. Karma Phuntsho, Loden Foundation of Bhutan)
  • Made51: Bringing Refugee-made Craft to the Global Market
    (Mr. Aurore Lebouchard, Protection Officer, UNHCR Representation in the Republic of Korea)
17:00 ~ 17:10 Coffee break
17:10 ~ 18:10 Panel Discussion 1. Agency of the Public in ICH Enjoyment: Direction for ICH Promotion Activities and Policy

  • Moderator: Dr. Jeongsook Chung (Representative Director, Jeonju Cultural Foundation)
  • Panels
    Dr. Urtnasan Norov (Foundation for the Protection of Natural and Cultural Heritage, Mongolia)
    Dr. Le Thi Minh Ly (Director, Center for Research and Promotion Cultural Heritage Vietnam)
    Mr. Ok-Sub Jin (President, Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation)
    Prof. Kyeongmi Kim (Director, Jeonbuk Culture and Tourism Foundation)

    Dr. Heekyung Choi (International Women and Family Foundation)

Session 1: Enriching Life: Enjoyment and Participation
Overview: How does ICH make our lives more enjoyable, beautiful, and enriched? How does living heritage enrich civic life? This session presents case studies that highlight how non-ICH specialists and those with no professional training in heritage work are brought to take interest in and participate in the enjoyment of ICH.

Session 2: Inclusive Society: Solidarity and Respect
Overview: ICH cannot only solve global problems such as environmental issues and food security, but also enhance civic life by resolving conflicts and building solidarity within society. This session presents ICH activities that help us understand the larger role of living heritage in public life.

Panel Discussion 1: Agency of the Public in ICH Enjoyment: Direction for ICH Promotion Activities and Policy
Overview: Sessions 1 and 2 focus on case studies related to the enjoyment of ICH and the social value of ICH respectively, connected to the activities of promotional organizations that initiate participatory activities and policy institutions that build social infrastructures. The goal of this discussion is to think about the direction of promotional activities and policy-making to achieve sustainability in civic life.

Day 2. October 11 (Fri)

Time Schedule
Session 3. Empowering Individual: Study and Learning
(Moderator: Weon Mo Park, Director, Office of Cooperation and Networking, ICHCAP)
09:30 ~ 11:30
  • Action-Transmitted Knowledge for Mastery and Inclusion
    (Ms. Torunn Elise Kveen, Study Association of Culture and Tradition, Norway)
  • Exploring Knowledge: Preserving and Sharing Knowledge on Heritage
    (Dr. Dale Jarvis, Heritage Foundation)
  • Matter of Making
    (Dr. Anne Pedersen, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage)
  • A School of Living Tradition
    (Ms. Renee Talavera, Head of the Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts Section, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Philippines)
  • Voices of the Wind: Celebrating Traditional Musicians of Laos
    (Ms. Tara Gujadhur, Co-Director, Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, Laos)
11:30 ~ 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 ~ 12:45 Panel discussion 2. Agency of the Public in ICH Safeguarding – Direction for ICH Education and Research

  • Moderator: Mr. Utak Chung (Policy Advisor to the Global Citizenship Education)
  • Panels
    Mr. Dilshod Rahimi (Vice-Director, Research Institute of Culture and Information)
    Mr. Tsetsenbileg Magsarjav (Head, Department for Cultural Heritage Registration and Research, National Center for Cultural Heritage, Mongolia)
    Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa (Researcher, Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies)
    Mr. Seung-Bum Lim (National Intangible Heritage Center, Korea)
    Prof. Tae-han Hong (Chief Editor, Intangible Cultural Heritage Society)
12:45 ~ 14:00 Lunch
15:00 ~ 17:00 Opening: Festival of Korean Intangible Cultural Heritage

Session 3 : Empowering Individual: Study and Learning

Overview : From participant to professional. ICH becomes more than a hobby for some, as it develops into a vocation and means of self-actualization. The knowledge and wisdom contained in ICH also breed insight, raise awareness, and provide a source of income for the individual to realize their full potential in society.

Panel Discussion 2 : Agency of the Public in ICH Safeguarding – Direction for ICH Education and Research

Overview : Education increases participation of people with little background in ICH. It also enhances the expertise of ICH practitioners (heritage managers, cultural experts, tradition bearers, and so on), helping them grow as protectors of ICH and fostering more active safeguarding activities. ICH practitioners also perform research to make recommendations for policy and provide data that inform the activities of other actors. This discussion explores the direction for ICH education and research activities that transform the public into more active agents of safeguarding.

Special Session: ROK-DPRK Collaboration for ICH Safeguarding

Time Schedule
09:30 ~ 10:45 Special Session 1: ICH Safeguarding Activities in the DPRK and International Collaboration

  • Moderator: Dr. Seong-Yong Park (Assistant Director General, ICHCAP)
  • Speaker: Ms. Suzanne Ogge (Director of Museums and Heritage Projects, Studio Milou Singapore / UNESCO-accredited facilitator)
  • Panels
    Mr. Jinsung Jeon (Director, Division of Culture, Korean National Commission for UNESCO)
    Mr. Deok-soon Kim (Director, Office of Information and Research, ICHCAP)
    Ms. Jing Guan (Training Programme Coordinator of Training Division, CRIHAP)
    Dr. Urtnasan Norov (Former Secretary-General, Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO)
10:45 ~ 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 ~ 12:15 Special Session 2: Collaboration between the Two Koreas for Safeguarding ICH

  • Moderator: Prof. Yong-ho Hŏ (Korea National University of Arts)
  • Speaker: Prof. Sangmee Bak (Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea)
  • Panels
    Dr. Samuel Lee (Executive Chairman, Korea Dialogue Academy)
    Mr. Young-jeong Park (Head, Arts Policy Research Division, Korea Culture and Tourism Institute)
    Mr. Hyoung-Jin Lim (Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea)
    Dr. Le Thi Minh Ly (Former Deputy Director, Department of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam)
12:15 ~ 12:30 Closing

Special Session 1: ICH Safeguarding in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and International Cooperation

Overview: The DPRK has been party to the Convention since 2008. Three ICH elements of the country namely Arirang, kimchi making, and ssireum (traditional wrestling) are inscribed into the Representative List. The DPRK has updated local laws to create the institutional foundation for ICH safeguarding. This session explores safeguarding activities within the DPRK and international cooperation in the field through UNESCO.

Special Session 2: Inter-Korean Cooperation for Joint Safeguarding of ICH in the Korean Peninsula

Overview: The two Koreas are one nation, which share a common cultural heritage. They have been making their respective efforts in various ways to safeguard ICH. Last December, ssireum wrestling was jointly inscribed into the Representative List by the two Koreas in Mauritius, marking a new turning point in the inter-Korean relationship. This session provides discussions on ways for joint safeguarding efforts between the two Koreas for peace and reconciliation in the Korean peninsula.

Speakers

Special Lecturer
Sustainable Development, Civic Life, and ICH
Mr. Ki-Moon Ban (8th Secretary-General of the United Nations)

Enrich, Include and Empower: Living Heritage
Dr. Marc Jacobs (Professor, Critical Heritage Studies in the Faculty of Design Sciences, University Antwerp, Belgium)

Marc Jacobs is a heritage worker, historian (PhD), cultural broker and facilitator. He is the director of the NGO FARO. Flemish Interface for Cultural Heritage in Brussels. This is a heritage organization, working for museums, archives, heritagelibraries, associations for popular culture, cultural mediators and centers of expertise in Flanders, Belgium (www.faro.be; marc.jacobs@faro.be). FARO is an accredited NGO for the 2003 UNESCO Convention on the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage. Marc Jacobs is also professor in cultural heritage studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Since 2014, Marc Jacobs is holder of the “UNESCO chair on critical heritage studies and safeguarding intangible cultural heritage”.

Value of ICH in the Contemporary Lives of People
Yon Ho Suh (Chair of the ICH Committee, Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea)

Special Lecture / Keynotes
Kyung-Koo Han(Professor, Seoul National University, Korea)

(Session1) Enriching Life: Enjoyment and Participation
Jang-Sik Jang(National Folk Museum of Korea)

(Session2) Inclusive Society: Solidarity and Respect
Gi Hyung Keum(Director-General, ICHCAP)

(Panel Discussion1)
Jeongsook Chung (Representative Director, Jeonju Cultural Foundation)

(Session3) Empowering Individual: Study and Learning
Weon Mo Park(Director, Office of Cooperation and Networking, ICHCAP)

(Panel discussion2) Education fosters participation of non-professionals and strengthens professionals, leading to active safeguarding activities.
Dr. Utak Chung (Policy Advisor to the Global Citizenship Education)

Dr. Utak CHUNG is currently the Special Advisor for Global Citizenship Education to the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education and the Professor for Special Affairs of the Korea National University of Welfare. He teaches Global Citizenship Education at Kyung Hee University and Sogang University.

In addition, he teaches International Education at Seoul National University.

Dr. Utak CHUNG was the Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), a UNESCO Category 2 Centre based in Seoul, the Republic of Korea from 2012 to March 2019. Prior to being inaugurated as APCEIU’s Director, Dr. Chung served as Assistant Secretary General and Director of Strategic Programs Divisions at the Korean National Commission for UNESCO, where he started his professional career in 1982. Additionally, he was the Associate Expert for the International Commission on Education for the Twenty First Century of UNESCO Headquarters from 1993 to 1995, and served as a Visiting Scholar at Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego from 2000 to 2002. Dr. Chung’steaching career also includes his work as Adjunct Professor at Graduate Schools of International

Studies at Sogang University (2002-2012) and Sookmyung Women’s University (2009-2012) in Seoul, the Republic of Korea. His academic focus was on Official Development Assistance (ODA), International Organizations and Global Citizenship Education. He holds Ph.D and M.A. in Political Science from Sogang University, the Republic of Korea.

(Special Session1) ICH Safeguarding Activities in North Korea and International Collaboration
Dr. Seong-Yong Park (Assistant Director General, ICHCAP)

Dr. Seong-Yong Park is currently the Assistant Director-General at the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP), a UNESCO Category 2 Centre in South Korea.

He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the ICH Courier, a quarterly magazine in the ICH field. He earned his PhD in Heritage Studies at the University of Queensland and authored On Intangible Heritage Safeguarding Governance: An Asia-Pacific Context, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2013.

He was also Expert Advisor for the Cultural Heritage Committee of the Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea and an Adjunct Professor of Comparative Folklore Studies at Chung-Ang University from 2012 to 2014.

He participated as a government expert in the Intergovernmental Working Meetings of UNESCO during the drafting of the 2003 Convention and has conducted various research and policy-based projects in the cultural heritage field.

(Special Session2) Collaboration between South-North Korea for Safeguarding ICH
Yong-Ho Hŏ(Korea National University of Arts)

(Session1) Richness Resulting from Diversity
Dr. Pierre Bois (Scientific Advisor, Maison des Cultures du Monde)

Dr. Pierre Bois holds a PhD in ethnomusicology from University of Paris-Nanterre. He worked 28 years at the Maison des Cultures du Monde (Paris) as an artistic advisor in charge of music programs, director of the CD label of traditional music INEDIT and director of the resource center. He carried out several missions for UNESCO as a consultant in ICH.

(Session1) Sacred Sites as Living Heritage: Enriching Community Life
Cholponai Usubalieva-Grishchuk (Aigine, Kyrgyzstan)

Cholponai UG is a project coordinator and researcher at the Aigine CRC since March 2010 with a BA from the American University in Central Asia. Main areas of interest are the tradition of epic chanting, traditional belief systems of indigenous communities and ethno psychology.

(Session1) Nordic Safeguarding Practices: Safeguarding from Civil Society
Ms. Leena Marsio (Finnish Heritage Agency)

Ms. Leena Marsio works in the Finnish Heritage Agency as a Senior Adviser. The Agency is a Governmental organisation with 200 staff members, responsible for implementing the Government’s policies on heritage.Marsio has been coordinating the UNESCO Convention on the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Finland since 2014. She holds a Master’s degree in Arts management from the Sibelius Academy and a BA from the University of Helsinki in Arts research. Before working for the Government, she worked ten years as a free-lance researcher and producer in several organizations in the field of arts and culture both in Governmental level, NGO’s and companies. As a researcher her interests have been in cultural diversity, cultural rights and arts education. Marsio has worked as a producer in arts and development projects in Finland, in the Balkan region and in South Africa.

(Session1) George Town Heritage Celebrations: Community Mobilization and Empowerment
Dr. Ang Ming Chee (General Manager, George Town World Heritage Incorporated)

Dr. Ming Chee Ang is a general Manager of George Town World Heritage Incorporated and a Facilitator of UNESCO Global Network of Facilitators on Intangible Cultural Heritage. Born and raised in the inner city of George Town, she carries her duties with much passion and fervour, incorporating innovative ideas and holistic management on World Heritage Site for the benefit of the local people. Specialized in resource mobilization, policy making, project management and risk assessment, she has incorporated built conservation, with elements of disaster risk reduction and intangible cultural heritage safeguarding to create a sustainable heritage city for the people who live in, work in and use George Town. Ang also showcases active participation in leading projects, programs and panels, as Executive Producer for George Town Heritage Celebrations, Chairperson for Sia Boey Archaeological Advisory Panel, Chairperson for Penang Public Arts Review Panel, Deputy Chairperson for Penang Island City Council’s Technical Review Panel, Committee for Guar Gepah Archaeological Advisory Panel, lead researcher for “Field Survey of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding Efforts in the Asia-Pacific Region” and “Feasibility Studies on the Introduction of Rent Regulation Enactment”, as well as project manager for “Sia Boey Integrated Management Plan” and “Supporting Community-Based Management and Sustainable Tourism at Melaka and George Town”

(Session2) Inclusive through ICH : How Cambodian Living Arts in Working towards a More Diverse and Inclusive Society
Yon Sokhorn (Cambodian Living Arts)

Sokhorn is a Program Manager at Cambodian Living Arts, and has been working for the organization for more than 7 years. Since 2015, she has been instrumental in the transition of classes initiated and facilitated by CLA into independent cultural enterprises and regular community classes. She is currently managing the Arts Development program, which is directly related to developing arts. This includes creating art and presenting it to the public through performance seasons, festivals, or workshops and training people who work in the arts. She has previously been a Global Fellow of the International Society for Performing Arts and regularly represents Cambodian Living Arts at international festivals and forums, and performing arts markets.

Presentation 2: Safeguarding ICH in the Multicultural Society
Mr. Kirk Siang Yeo (Director of the Heritage Research and Assessment Division, National Heritage Board, Singapore)

Mr Yeo Kirk Siang is currently the Director of the Heritage Research and Assessment Division (HRA) at the National Heritage Board (NHB) of Singapore. The division focuses on the research, documentation and commemoration of Singapore’s tangible heritage and the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, in partnership with non-government organisations and public agencies.
He is also the coordinator for the “Our SG Heritage Plan”, which outlines the broad strategies for the five years of Singapore’s heritage sector (2018 – 2022)

(Session2) Safeguarding People’s ICH through Social Entrepreneurship
Karma Phuntsho (Loden Foundation of Bhutan)

Lopen Karma Phuntsho is a social thought leader and a leading scholar on Bhutan. He teaches Buddhism and Bhutan Studies in Bhutan and abroad. He finished his full monastic training before he joined Balliol College, Oxford to read Sanskrit and Classical Indian religions and pursue a D.Phil. in Oriental Studies. He has worked as a researcher at Cambridge University, CNRS, Paris and University of Virginia. He speaks extensively on Bhutan’s history, religion, culture and development and is the author of over two hundred books and articles including The History of Bhutan. His current work focuses on the study of Bhutan’s written and intangible cultures. He is also the President of the Loden Foundation, a leading educational, entrepreneurial and cultural initiative in Bhutan.

(Session 2) Made51: Bringing Refugee-made Craft to the Global Market
Ms. Aurore Lebouchard (Protection Officer, UNHCR Representation in the Republic of Korea)

Ms. Aurore Lebouchard-Barua recently arrived in Korea and is currently working as a Protection Officer with UNHCR in Seoul. Before, she used to work in Nairobi as Refugee Status Determination Officer for several years. In this context she was involved in the transition of RSD responsibilities to Government of Kenya and in the development of case processing methodologies. She also held broader protection responsibilities and was involved in risk management, compliance and quality. In 2012, she was working with UNHCR in Algiers and contributed to discussions with Government of Algeria on the draft asylum law. Prior to this, she worked with UNHCR in Turkey- Ankara, the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Kinshasa and Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur in RSD and Resettlement. In France and Malaysia, she was also involved in legal aid, integration and livelihood projects. Ms. Lebouchard has a Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the University of Paris II (Pantheon-Assas) and a Master in European and Communitarian Law from the University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne).

((Session3) Norwegian Forest School: ICH and Adolescent Education
Ms. Torunn Elise Kveen (Study Association of Culture and Tradition)

Ms. Kveen’s reposibilities are communications, crafts, integration and theater. Previously shehas been teaching 15 years in Norwegian primary school, in various fields, among others, arts and crafts, music, English and home economics. Her las four years have been at Association for Studies of Culture and Traditions.

(Session3) Exploring Knowledge: Preserving and Sharing Knowledge on Heritage
Mr. Dale Jarvis (Heritage Foundation)

Dale Jarvis is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Folklore, Memorial University, and the Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer for Newfoundland and Labrador, helping communities to safeguard traditional culture. Dale has been working for Heritage NL since 1996, and holds a BSc in Anthropology/Archaeology from Trent University, and a MA in Folklore from Memorial University. In 2014, he served on the UNESCO Consultative Body to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. He regularly teaches workshops on oral history, cultural documentation, and public folklore.

(Session3) Matter of Making
Ms. Anne Pedersen (Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage)

Anne Sandager Pedersen is a Project Manager at the Smithsonian Center for Folk life and Cultural Heritage. She leads the Center’s project monitoring and evaluation efforts, coordinates international workshops and trainings, conducts field research, and works directly with tradition bearers to design, develop and implement cultural sustainability projects. Her current portfolio includes the Smithsonian Artisan Initiative’s Lag Zo Project and the Sustaining Minoritized Languages in Europe (SMiLE) project.

(Session3) A School of Living Tradition
Renee Talavera(Head of the Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts Section, National Commission for Culture and the Arts)

(Session3) Voices of the wind : Celebrating Traditional Musicians of Laos
Ms. Tara Gujadhur (Co-Director, Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre)

Tara Gujadhur is the Co-Director and Co-Founder of the the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre (TAEC) in Luang Prabang. TAEC is a museum and cultural heritage social enterprise dedicated to preserving cultural diversity in Laos. TAEC’s activities include permanent and special exhibitions, lectures and public events, a livelihoods programme working with over 600 artisans across Laos, two handicrafts shops, and a school outreach team.

Tara guides the centre’s research, exhibitions, and strategic development, among other responsibilities. Prior to co-founding TAEC, Tara had moved to Laos in 2003 with a development agency where she spent three years advising the government on sustainable tourism, primarily in ethnic communities.

(Special Session)ICH Safeguarding Activities in North Korea and International Collaboration
Ms. Suzanne Ogge (Director of Museums and Heritage Projects, Studio Milou Singapore / UNESCO-accredited facilitator)

Suzanne Ogge completed her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) at the University of Melbourne in Social Anthropology and Fine Arts, followed a post-graduate certificate in Museum Studies from Deakin University (Melbourne) and a Masters in Ethnology at L’Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales in Paris. She worked for several years as an anthropologist in Australia with indigenous communities before joining UNESCO’s Culture Sector in Paris as a heritage consultant in 1999, where she was responsible for over a decade for operational projects in the fields of intangible and museums. Since relocating to Singapore in 2009, Suzanne has continued to work as a heritage consultant for UNESCO’s 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, in the Asia – Pacific region, and was recently appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Beijing-based UNESCO Category 2 Centre, CRIHAP, for training activities relating to the 2003 Convention.

(Special Session)Collaboration between South-North Korea for Safeguarding ICH
Sang-Mee Bak(Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)

(Panel Discussion1, Special Session1
Dr. Urtnasan Norov (Foundation for the Protection of Natural and Cultural Heritage, Mongolia)

Dr. Urtnasa Norov received his tertiary education at the State Pedagogical University in Moscow (1972-1977) and later graduated with a doctoral degree from the Academy of Social Science in Moscow (1984-1987). He served as Director General of the Culture and Art Department in the Ministry of Culture of Mongolia (1993-1997), served in the Department of External Cooperation (1997-2001), and held the title of Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO (2001-2011). His research fields include culture, cultural heritage, civilization, and so on. He is currently serving as President of the Mongolian National Committee for the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).

(Panel Discussion1, Special Session2
Le Thi Minh Ly(Director, Center for Research and Promotion Cultural Heritage Vietnam)

Panel Discussion1
Ok-Sub Jin (President, Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation)

Panel Discussion1
Kyeongmi Kim(Director, Jeonbuk Culture and Tourism Foundation)

Panel Discussion1
Dr. Hee-Kyung Choi (International Women and Family Foundation)

Dr. Heekyung Choi is a Secretary-General at IWFF(International Women & Family Foundation), and an Adjunct Professor of the Graduate School of Kyung Hee Cyber University. She served as the Secretary-General of ICCN, the International Network of local authorities for safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage. During her career at ICCN and IWFF, she conducted various worldwide projects related to promotion of Intangible Heritage and empowerment of women. Her areas of interest are Intangible Heritage, International Cooperation and Women’s Empowerment.

Panel Discussion2
Dilshod Rahimi (Vice-Director, Research Institute of Culture and Information)

Panel Discussion2
Tsetsenbileg Magsarjav (Head of the Department for Cultural Heritage Registration and Research, National Center for Cultural Heritage)

Panal Discussion2
Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa (Researcher, Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies)

Since 2008, Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa has been a researcher of the Division of Cultural Policy and Management Studies at the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS). She gained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in History from the Vietnam National University in Hanoi. In 2016, she obtained a PhD degree in Cultural Studies from Trent University in Canada.

Panel Discussion2
Seung-Bum Lim (National Intangible Heritage Center, Korea)

 

Panel Discussion2
Tae-Han Hong(Chief Editor, Intangible Cultural Heritage Society)

Special Session1
Mr. Jin-Sung Jeon (Director, Division of Culture, Korean National Commission for UNESCO)

Jinsung Jeon has been working at the Korean National Commission for UNESCO in various capacities for the past twenty years. His current position is Director of the Culture Division, and he previously served as Director of the International Relations Division, and Head of the Culture and Communication Team, among other roles. He received his M.A in Arts Management and Cultural Policy from City, University of London and a Diploma in Arts Administration from Birkbeck, University of London. He has authored various reports, books and articles, including UNESCO’s Organizational Reform – The Republic of Korea’s vision in relation to UNESCO in a Changing World Order(2018), Trend Analysis on UNESCO Standard Setting Instruments in the Field of Education and Culture (2016), Practical Guide for Voluntary Contributions to UNESCO (2016), Value and Impact of UNESCO Activities in Korea (2015), UNESCO in Crisis, where to go? (2013), Crafts as a tool for cultural economic development and women’s empowerment (2010), and Application Guidebook for the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (2009).

Special Session1
Mr. Deok-soon Kim (Director, Office of Information and Research, ICHCAP)

Deoksoon Kim is a director of information and research office of ICHCAP, and has worked in area of international cooperation, research and information, and organization management. He has completed his master degrees in tourism management, MBA, development economics in Australia, Germany, and the Republic of Korea. Currently, he completed Ph.D courses in public administration at Chonbuk University, and is writing a doctoral dissertation on international policy on intangible cultural heritage. His interested areas are on UNESCO cultural policy, international cooperation, inter-Korea exchange and cooperation, ODA and so on. Recent papers include ‘cooperation and competition on the intangible cultural heritage in Asia and the Pacific region'(2018), and ‘A study on seeking the multilateral cooperation framework for the inter-Korean exchange and cooperation in intangible cultural heritage'(2018).

Special Session1
Jing Guan (Training Programme Coordinator of Training Division, CRIHAP)

Special Session2
Samuel Lee (Executive Chairman, Korea Dialogue Academy)

서울대학교 철학과와 대학원에서 철학을 전공하고 독일 괴팅겐 대학에서 사회과학 박사학위를 받았다. 유네스코한국위원회(KNCU) 사무총장, 유네스코아태국제이해교육원(APCEIU) 원장, 유네스코아태무형유산센터(ICHCAP) 사무총장직을 맡아, 평화, 인권, 지속 가능 발전의 교육, 문화 사업을 국제협력을 통해 추진했다. 평화의 문화를 위한 교사훈련, 교재개발, 교류협력을 실시했다.

Special Session2
Dr. Young-jeong Park (Head, Arts Policy Research Division, Korea Culture and Tourism Institute)

Dr. Young-Jeong Park is Senior Research Fellow and Executive Director of the Culture Research Group at the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Korea.
He has mainly carried out policy research in the areas of performing arts, arts education, and inter-Korean cultural exchange. Recently, he conducted the study on Trends of Intangible Heritage Policy in North Korean.

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Hyoung-Jin Lim(Senior Researcher, Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea).