International Journal of Intangible Heritage (IJIH)

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National Folk Museum of Korea (NFKM)


International Journal of Intangible Heritage (IJIH)


Open access

Available in

English, Spanish


This journal publishes research on all aspects of intangible heritage. It can be accessed through the official website of the journal.

The journal follows ‘Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage adopted by the UNESCO General Conference on 17 October 2003.’ It has been publishing articles across various domains within Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) such as oral traditions, performing arts, social rituals, and traditional craftsmanship. This journal is a joint publication of the National Folk Museum of Korea (NFMK) and International Council of Museums (ICOM) and ICOM Korea.

Some of the articles published recently in the journal are:

  • Heritage discourses in Europe: Responding to migration, mobility, and cultural identities in the twenty-first century
  • Safeguarding ritual practices in the limestone cave areas along the Swahili coast of the Indian Ocean in Tanzania
  • At the interface between living heritage and museum practice: Dialogical encounters and the making of a ‘third space’ in safeguarding heritage
  • Ofo: The tangible and intangible heritage of the Igbo of South-eastern Nigeria
  • Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage through formal education in Flanders: A critical analysis of the implementation of the 2003 UNESCO Convention