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


Intangible cultural heritage and cultural diversity.


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


Dra Lourdes Arizpe Schlosser, UNESCO Chairholder

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Av.Universidad s/n

Cuernavaca, Morelos


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

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