These Centres are fora for scholastic inquiry into living cultural practices and defining manifestations of the communities where found.
They also serve as platforms for cultural exchange, knowledge transmission and the preservation of the unique Nigerian ensembles and aesthetics. Land has been acquired for these centres and though construction is yet to commence at same, the intention is to develop suitable structures to house them.
- National Research Centre on Boat Regatta Traditions
- National Research Centre on Durbar Traditions
- National Research Centre on Masquerade Traditions
- National Research Centre on Textile Traditions