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.

Heritage in Peril: Iraq and Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry joined the Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas Campbell, and other distinguished guests to highlight the destruction of irreplaceable cultural heritage taking place at the hands of violent extremists.

Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Projects

The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation provides direct grant support for the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and collections, as well as forms of traditional cultural expression, in countries around the world.

March 8, 2015
United States and El Salvador Extend Memorandum of Understanding to Protect the Cultural Heritage of El Salvador
February 23, 2015
Now is your chance to provide information to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee as it considers extending the Italy MOU
February 18, 2015
Notice of a Proposal to Extend the MOU between the U.S. and Italy



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