The 7th International Festival of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was held from October 17th-22nd, 2019 in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China. The festival was cosponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of PRC, Sichuan Provincial People’s Government, UNESCO and the China National Commission for UNESCO. Main activities of the 7th IFICH included the opening ceremony and performance, the International Forum on ICH, the main venue activities at the ICH Expo Park, the parallel session of Sichuan’s “region-based ICH”. The festival had more than 1000 participants from the 100 countries.
With the aim to further promote cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Georgia, Director of IRCTP, Dr., Emer. Prof. Rusudan Tsurtsumia was invited as a head of expert group of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Georgian Agency for Cultural Heritage to attend the opening ceremony and the international forum.
The hosts expressed a special attention towards Georgia – on October 17th, in the opening ceremony of the forum only the representative of Georgia had a honored to present to the audience the achievements of Georgia in the field of interactions between cultural tourism and intangible cultural heritage.
On October 17th she presented paper Mutual integration of cultural tourism and intangible cultural heritage.