Kwon Huh

After studying Korean history at Yonsei University, Kwon Huh obtained a master’s degree in cultural content and finished a doctoral course in cultural administration. He participated in numerous public and private cultural activities as planner, promoter, and expert. Starting in 1981, he worked for the Korean National Commission for UNESCO for thirty years and then became a visiting professor at the Korean National University of Cultural Heritage until 2013. To educate young people in developing countries, he supported Mongolia International University in Ulaanbaatar as vice-president and professor between 2019 and 2022.  He also participated in heritage preservation nationally and regionally. He was a key founder of ICOMOS-Korea in 1999 and elected vice-chair for four years. He was also Secretary General of the Asia-Pacific Secretariat of the Organization of World Heritage Cities from 2014 to 2015. He helped site managers develop their capacity to sustain heritage. Between 2015 and 2018, he was the Director-General of ICHCAP, a UNESCO’s Category 2 Center for safeguarding intangible heritage for the Asia-Pacific region. He has been involved with numerous public and governmental projects. His main areas of expertise are history, cultural management, cultural heritage, and cultural cooperation. Now, he is vice president of the Korean Well-being Cultural Tourism Association and a board member of CIOFF-Korea as well as WoMAU.