Main areas of work related to the Convention:
-Gives consultation services on its library, archive, photo library and serial publication funds.
-Carries out research in the field of cultural heritage with special emphasis on popular arts and crafts, traditional cuisine and cultural tourism.
-Develops research instruments, such as: thesaurus, specialized bibliographies and handicraft cartographies.
-Participates, together with public institutions and civil organizations, in the promotion, preservation and protection of the cultural heritage with special emphasis on popular arts, crafts and traditional cuisine.
-Gives workshops for social organizations at a community level to increase registry, protection and promotion of the cultural heritage.
-Participates in national and state competitions of popular arts and crafts to recognize masters and their works.
-Participates in the Specialist Committee, working on the development of the methodology and the survey for the inventory of intangible cultural heritage of Mexico.
- Organizes and participates in meetings, congresses and round tables in which reflect on Mexican and Latin American cultural heritage.
-To create a collection of documents, specialized in popular arts, crafts and traditional cuisine, which includes a library, archive, serial publication fund and photo library, to be used mainly by researchers, popular artists, artisans and culture promoters.
-To develop research intruments, such as: thesaurus, cartographies and specialized bibliographies, among other.
-To document current technology used in the craftwork production processes and its problems.
-To carry out research in the field of popular arts and crafts in collaboration with educational, promotion and cultural institutions.
-To support rescue and safeguarding actions and the study of cultural processes related
with popular arts, crafts and traditional cuisine.
-To promote the best expressions of popular arts and crafts by carrying out and
supporting contests and exhibitions.
-To participate in the registry and cataloguing of craftwork and traditional cuisine
-To participate in the promotion, registry, documentation and preservation projects of
popular arts, craftwork and traditional cuisine.
-It gives workshops on recognition, evaluation and registry for the communities to develop projects for strengthening, conservation and promotion of intangible cultural heritage.
-It is presently developing the digital atlas of popular Mexican art with the collaboration of artisans and popular artists.
-It participates in the Specialist Committee for the development of the methodology and the survey for the inventory of the intangible cultural heritage of Mexico, in which the communities will have a predominant role.