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United States and Libya Sign Agreement to Protect Libya’s Cultural Heritage

United States and Libya Sign Agreement to Protect Libya’s Cultural Heritage

On February 23, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs I. Steven Goldstein and Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Under Secretary for Political Affairs Lutfi Almughrabi signed a landmark bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on cultural property protection at a ceremony at the U.S. Department of State’s Treaty Room.

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U.S. Department of State Partners with International Council of Museums to Fight Illicit Traffic of Yemeni Cultural Heritage

U.S. Department of State Partners with International Council of Museums to Fight Illicit Traffic of Yemeni Cultural Heritage

In response to the civil war in Yemen in 2015-2016 and in an effort to help protect endangered Yemeni art and antiquities for future generations, the Department of State asked the International Council of Museums (ICOM) to produce an Emergency Red List of Cultural Objects at Risk for Yemen. It was launched at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on January 31.

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Cultural Property Advisory Committee Meeting October 23-24

Cultural Property Advisory Committee Meeting October 23-24

The Cultural Property Advisory Committee will meet October 23-24 to consider the proposal to extend the U.S.-Cambodia cultural property agreement (or “Memorandum of Understanding”).

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United States and Mali Extend Cultural Property Agreement, Include Protection for Manuscripts

United States and Mali Extend Cultural Property Agreement, Include Protection for Manuscripts

The United States and Mali extended their Agreement to continue import restrictions on archaeological material from Mali.

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Cultural Property Advisory Committee Meeting July 19-20

Cultural Property Advisory Committee Meeting July 19-20

The Cultural Property Advisory Committee will meet July 19-20 to review Libya’s request for U.S. import restrictions on Libyan archaeological and ethnological material.

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United States and Peru Extend Memorandum of Understanding, Over 2,000 Items Have Been Repatriated

United States and Peru Extend Memorandum of Understanding, Over 2,000 Items Have Been Repatriated

This week, the United States and Peru will extend their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to continue import restrictions on archaeological and certain Colonial period material from all areas of Peru.

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