Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee

Based on the framework set out in the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR Government) has been supporting the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) through various means, including the identification, documentation, research, preservation, promotion and transmission of such heritage. Established in 2008, the ICH Advisory Committee is comprised of local academics, experts and community personalities to advise the HKSAR Government on the territory-wide survey of ICH and measures to safeguard the ICH. Two sub-committees are set up under ICH Advisory Committee, namely the Sub-committee on ICH Funding Scheme and the Sub-committee on ICH Items.

 

Terms of Reference 

ICH Advisory Committee

  1. To advise on the compilation and updating of the inventory and the representative list of ICH in Hong Kong;
  2. To advise on the selection and nomination of Hong Kong's ICH items for application for inscription onto the national list or the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)'s list;
  3. To advise on the measures for the safeguarding of ICH including research on and promotion, enhancement, transmission and revitalisation of ICH;
  4. To advise on the issues related to the implementation of the ICH Funding Scheme for engaging the community in safeguarding of ICH; and
  5. To advise on any other issues related to ICH as proposed by the HKSAR Government.

 

Sub-committee on ICH Funding Scheme

  1. To advise on the issues related to the implementation of the ICH Funding Scheme;
  2. To assess applications and the proposed budgets of the scheme;
  3. To advise on the application guidelines and criteria for allocation of the funding of the scheme;
  4. To monitor the implementation of the funded projects; and
  5. To evaluate the effectiveness of the funded projects.

 

Sub-committee on ICH Items

  1. To advise on the review and updating of the inventory and the representative list of ICH in Hong Kong;
  2. To advise on the nomination of Hong Kong's ICH items for application for inscription onto the national list or the UNESCO's list; and
  3. To advise on the issues related to the research and publication projects concerning the inventory and representative list of ICH in Hong Kong.

Membership

 

ICH Advisory Committee 

Tenure 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022
Chairperson Prof MAK King-sang, Ricardo
Members
Ms AU YEUNG Wai-yin
Dr CHAN Choi-hi, Dominic, MH, JP
Ms CHAN Hoi-yan
Mr CHEUNG Kin-yip
Ms CHEUNG Tih-lin, Vanessa
Prof CHING May-bo
Prof CHUNG Po-yin, Stephanie
Mr IP Cheung-ching, MH
Ms IU Kai-fan, Fanny
Mr KAN Yu-him, Ronald
Ms LEUNG Wai-yee, Candice
Ms SEE Sau-ying, Stella

Ms SUEN Yin-wah, Chloe

Mr SZE Pak-hung, Brian
Mr TONG Wai-pong, James 
Mr TSANG Kin-shing
Mr TSANG Yui-kan, Brian 
Prof WONG Man-kong, Timothy
Miss WONG Man-lei, Vivian 
Prof YAU Chi-on
Mr YIP Chun-to, Adrian, BBS, MH, JP 
Representative of the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau
Representative of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Secretary

Head of ICH Office

 

Sub-committee on ICH Funding Scheme

Tenure 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022
Chairperson Mr IP Cheung-ching, MH
Members
Ms AU YEUNG Wai-yin
Mr CHEUNG Kin-yip
Mr KAN Yu-him, Ronald
Prof MOK Ka-ho, Joshua
Prof POON Shuk-wah
Ms SEE Sau-ying, Stella 
Ms SUEN Yin-wah, Chloe
Secretary
Head of ICH Office

 

Sub-committee on ICH Items

Tenure 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022
Chairperson Prof CHING May-bo
Ex-officio Member Prof MAK King-sang, Ricardo
(Chairperson of the ICH Advisory Committee)
Members
Prof CHAN Ching, Selina
Prof CHUNG Po-yin, Stephanie
Prof LIU Tik-sang
Prof YAU Chi-on
Secretary

Head of ICH Office

 

Note: Names are listed in alphabetical order

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