The ancient and historic monuments, objects, and archaeological sites of the world enrich and inform today's societies, and help connect us to our cultural origins. The Department's Cultural Heritage Center specializes in the protection and preservation of these irreplaceable resources, working on many fronts to safeguard the patrimony of other countries.

Red Lists of Cultural Objects at Risk

These compact booklets designed for police, museums, dealers, collectors, and the general public illustrate the types of cultural heritage objects looted from archaeological sites, stolen from museums and churches, and illicitly trafficked.

Announcements
Jars and with primitive drawings of people on them and a graphic title reads: Celebrating 15 Years
April 6, 2016
United States and Italy Mark Fifteenth Anniversary of Memorandum to Protect Italian Cultural Heritage
March 15, 2016
United States and Colombia Extend Memorandum of Understanding to Protect the Cultural Heritage of Colombia
March 14, 2016
Notice of a Proposal to Extend the MOU between the U.S. and Greece

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Mamadou Cisse visiting Chaco park with small group of people
Mamadou C. Participant Civic and Government Leaders Mali International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) United States Read the story
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Have cultural property agreements to preserve their heritage