Instituto de Antropología e Historia

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For INAH, the similarly named equivalent institute in Mexico, see Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia.
Instituto de Antropología e Historia (IDAEH)
Agency overview
Formed 1946
Jurisdiction Government of Guatemala
Headquarters Guatemala City
Parent agency Ministry of Culture and Sports
Child agencies

The Instituto de Antropología e Historia (IDAEH, Institute of Anthropology and History) is the national institute in Guatemala responsible for the protection and maintenance of Guatemala's historical and archaeological sites, monuments, artefacts, and other aspects of the nation's cultural heritage.

IDAEH was established by governmental decree in 1946.[1] It is currently part of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.[2]


  1. ^ Valdés (2006, p.94)
  2. ^ "Organigrama Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes" (jpg). 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 


Valdés, Juan Antonio (2006). "Management and Conservation of Guatemala's Cultural Heritage: A Challenge to Keep History Alive". In Barbara T. Hoffman (ed.). Art and Cultural Heritage: Law, Policy And Practice. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 94–99. ISBN 978-0-521-85764-2. OCLC 60245454.