UNESCO Chair in Cultural Tourism

The UNESCO Chair in Cultural Tourism is a joint initiative by the “Tres de Febrero” National University and the Association of Friends of the National Museum of Fine Arts, an interesting example of public-private partnership, aimed at developing knowledge and research to promote the protection of our cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible. An interdisciplinary and inter-institutional approach is used to encourage the development of a sustainable type of tourism. Based on academic research work in the field of cultural tourism, the University and the Association also seek to consolidate an alliance between conservation and development efforts in local communities of Latin America, with the purpose of overcoming poverty and exclusion while respecting their rich cultural and biological diversity.

Both institutions are actively involved in fruitful work in the field of art and culture and have decided to join their efforts to implement this Chair, focused on two main objectives: the motivation of all stakeholders and the training of skills for efficiently managing their heritage, through the use of conceptual tools and the application of international conventions and guidelines for the field.