A UK TRUST Project on preparing an ICH Documentation Manual was undertaken by Nerupama Y. Modwel, Director, ICH, Division and Surajit Sarkar, Video/Documentary filmmaker.
Tangible culture is represented by works of art and historic sites and monuments. Intangible culture is its counterpart and includes song, music, dance, drama skills and other cultural material that can be recorded but cannot be touched, experienced, or interacted with without a practitioner of a particular element of Intangible Cultural heritage (ICH). This manual is meant for individuals and institutions that support initiatives to celebrate, record, disseminate and advance the ICH of a traditional community, especially heritage which is dying or endangered. The manual presents some guidelines INTACH and other ICH collectors have developed for collecting oral history, folklore and tradition from practitioners and community members.