NZ Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre


To protect, produce and promote New Zealand Intangible Heritage

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  • Mon - Fri

    9:00 Am to 5:00 Pm

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  • Who we are


  • The cultural heritage of a nation or region is not solely composed of monuments and museum collections, but also of living intangible expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants.

    Some characteristics of ICH are that it is simultaneously traditional and contemporary; it is integrative and contributes to cultural identity; it is representative and transmitted from generation to generation; and it is based on communities. Its importance lies not in the cultural manifestation itself, but in the heritage of the knowledge and techniques that are passed on, revealing social and economic value for both human groups and entire States.

  • What we do


    • To protect, produce and promote New Zealand intangible cultural Heritage

    • To establish a platform where we can communicate and interactive about New Zealand ICH

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