The 7th annual Meeting of the Networking of East Asian Cultural Heritage is opening Wednesday at the COEX ASEM Hall in southern Seoul.
About 30 government figures of 13 countries ― Korea, China, Japan, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam ― and an official from UNESCO are attending the event.
Representatives of intangible cultural heritage centers for Asia and the pacific in Korea, Japan, and China will also participate.
Kim Chan, deputy administrator of Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea, will make a welcome speech on the first day of the event. Kim plans to share his administration’s 50 years of experience with intangible heritage in his speech.
The three-day meeting, held in Korea for the first time, will discuss measures to protect each country’s intangible heritage and ways for heritage centers in Korea, Japan and China to collaborate with organizations in ASEAN countries.