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Heritage organisations

Textiles acquire value as heritage products as a result of a variety of processes at different scales, including the policies of autonomous, national and international organisations, research carried out by various individuals and institutions, and the operations of local, national and international markets. The organisations listed here are all involved, in some way, in the making of policies or regulations concerning textile heritage.


National Council of Ayllus and Markas of Qullasuyu (CONAMAQ)

Unified Syndical Confederation of Rural Workers of Bolivia (CSTUCB)

Confederation of Indigenous Peoples of Bolivia (CIDOB)

Centre for Documentation and Information Bolivia (CEDIB)

Artisanal Foundation, Chile


Cultural Foundation of the Central Bank of Bolivia

Ministry of Culture, Peru

Section of Cultural Heritage, National Council of Culture and Arts, Chile


International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS)

ICBS covers museums and archives, audiovisual supports, libraries, and monuments and sites. It brings together the knowledge, experience and international networks of the following non-governmental organisations dealing with cultural heritage:
  • ICA: International Council on Archives
  • ICOM: International Council of Museums
  • IFLA: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
  • ICOMOS: International Council on Monuments and Sites
  • CCAAA: Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

World Trade Organization (WTO)

CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM)

The Getty Research Institute (Art & Architecture Thesaurus® Online)

Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Latin America (CRESPIAL)

Andean Community (CAN)