Mexico

UNESCO Chair in research on intangible cultural heritage and cultural diversity (922), established in 2011 at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (Mexico).

Fields/Disciplines

Intangible cultural heritage and cultural diversity.

Objectives    

The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • collaborate with UNESCO in the elaboration of definitions, criteria, methods and archive structures on intangible cultural heritage for international programmes, especially in the Latin America and the Caribbean region;
  • conduct studies on tangible cultural heritage by developing concepts and methodologies for the understanding and conservation of cultural diversity;
  • develop research in cooperation with different stockholders to strengthen the activities of intangible cultural heritage archives using digital support;
  • organize seminars and workshops for capacity-building in the field of intangible cultural heritage and the diversity of cultural expressions.

 

Host Institution

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Culture, UNESCO Office in Mexico

Contact:

Dra Lourdes Arizpe Schlosser, UNESCO Chairholder

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Av.Universidad s/n

Cuernavaca, Morelos

México

Phone: (51-777)3-13-05-55

Fax: (52-777)3-17-81-59