UNESCO Chair in the International Law of the Protection of Cultural Heritage (958), established in 2012 at the University of Geneva (Switzerland)


International law and cultural heritage.


The Chair shall enable the establishment of new teaching and research instruments, to complement the art and cultural heritage law curriculum presently existing at the University of Geneva.

The main objectives of this Chair are to:

  • propose advanced teaching on international law and the protection of cultural heritage; and,
  • promote research at the highest level on the international law of cultural heritage.

Host Institution

Université de Genève


Summer School "Cultural Heritage Law-Past, Present and Future", (June 24-July, 5, 2013)-Application deadline-April 15, 2013.

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network




Professor Marc-André Renold, UNESCO Chairholder

Université de Genève

Directeur Centre universitaire du droit de l’art 

Uni Mail - Faculté de droit

40, Boulevard du Pont d'Arve

CH - 1211 Genève 4


Phone: + 41 22 379 80 75

Fax: + 41 22 379 80 79

E-mail : marc-andre.renold(at)unige.ch ;  art-droit(at)unige.ch