Cultural institutions in the rest of the world

Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas
For the last eighty years The University of Texas at Austin has steadily built the foremost center of excellence in the United States for the study of Latin America. This site is designed to serve as an entry point to help users learn more about the depth and breadth of the University's commitment to Latin America.

Centro de Pesquisa e Documentação de História Contemporânea do Brasil (CPDOC)
This is a centre for the documentation of the recent history of Brazil.

Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA)
Based at Vanderbilt University, BRASA is an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars who support and promote Brazilian studies in all fields, especially in the humanities and social sciences.  BRASA is dedicated to the promotion of Brazilian studies around the world in general, and in the United States in particular.

Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University
This is an important centre for the study of Latin America and the Caribbean. They are closely linked to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Tulane University.

Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), University of Miami
CLAS is an interdisciplinary organization through which academic staff and students from the University of Miami can meet and discuss issues relevant to Latin America and the Caribbean. CLAS aims to foster research collaboration across diverse departments and schools at the University of Miami, and to build bridges from the University to the region.

Council of Europe, Documents and Archives Division
The Council of Europe’s Documents and Archives Division is the focus for information services within the 44-nation Organization.

International Council of Museums (ICOM)
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is an international organization of museums and museum professionals committed to the conservation and communication of the world's natural and cultural heritage. The 17,000 members of ICOM in 140 countries participate in the national, regional and international activities of the organization: workshops, publications, training, twinning programmes, and the promotion of museums through the International Museum Day (May 18, annually).

International Association of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts (SIBMAS)

Since 1954 SIBMAS has been an international forum for promoting research, both practical and theoretical, in the documentation of the performing arts. Besides the organization of biennial international congresses, SIBMAS members are involved in three permanent projects:

SIBMAS also produces the SIBMAS directory: a world wide guide to performing arts collections and institutions.

  • The World Directory on Theatre Museums and Libraries, which was published in its 5th edition in spring 1996, and since 7 March 2002 is accessible in an online version;
  • The International Bibliography of Theatre (IBT), published by the Theatre Research Data Centre at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York;
  • The World Encyclopedia of contemporary Theatre, 6 vol. (1994-2000).