The Institute of Culture of Belarus in cooperation with the Center for Studies of the Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Department of Ethnology of the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts have developed the concept of the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Belarus, and later in The Nomination Forms for Inscribing ICH Elements into the Inventory.
This joint work led to creations of a database of the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage with a corresponding resource on the Internet. Of course, the process of compiling the database will be carried on further, as well as inscribing new elements on the State List of the Historical And Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Belarus. The monitoring of the ICH elements, which were documented by earlier researchers, has started as the information about them needs updating.
The National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Belarus is a fully open resource for all categories of users, regardless of their official position and social status.