Two jars with drawings of primitive people on them

Cultural Heritage Center Activities

Learn about Cultural Heritage Center projects and initiatives.

Workshop participants learn about photographic techniques for documenting important cultural heritage
In April 2019, the Smithsonian Institution (SI) led a three-day workshop at the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (IICAH) in Erbil for Iraqi religious and ethnic groups affected by ISIS whose cultural heritage remains at risk.
El Salvador
The Cultural Property Advisory Committee will meet July 23-24, 2019, to review a proposal to extend the cultural property agreement with El Salvador.
Ambassador David Hale, U.S. Undersecretary for Political Affairs, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Ecuador José Samuel Valencia Amores, signed a new cultural property agreement in Quito on May 22, 2019.
Nineteen students from universities throughout Afghanistan participated in a groundbreaking cultural property program that brought U.S. faculty, virtually, to a classroom in Kabul.
The Cultural Property Advisory Committee will meet April 1-3, 2019, to review a new request for a cultural property agreement from Jordan.
U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William A. Heidt and Cambodia’s Minister of Culture, Her Excellency Phoeung Sackona, signed a joint statement recognizing the recent extension of the cultural property agreement between the United States and Cambodia during a ceremony on November 6, 2018 at the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh.