Two jars with drawings of primitive people on them

Cultural Heritage Center Activities

Learn about Cultural Heritage Center projects and initiatives.

Yemen Aden Minaret
The Cultural Property Advisory Committee will meet October 29 – 30, 2019, to review new requests for cultural property agreements from Morocco and Yemen.
Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce and Algerian Minister of Culture Meriem Merdaci signed a new bilateral cultural property agreement in Washington, D.C. on August 15.
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.