Two jars with drawings of primitive people on them

Cultural Heritage Center Activities

Learn about Cultural Heritage Center projects and initiatives.

ECA Recognized for Protecting Cultural Heritage

ECA Recognized for Protecting Cultural Heritage

The Archaeological Institute of America cited the State Department’s long history in leadership in this area, especially as a market-country leader in implementation of the UN treaty of trafficking in cultural property, as well as extensive work in protecting Iraqi antiquities.

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United States and Italy Mark Fifteenth Anniversary of Memorandum to Protect Italian Cultural Heritage

United States and Italy Mark Fifteenth Anniversary of Memorandum to Protect Italian Cultural Heritage

On January 19, 2016 the Governments of the United States and the Italian Republic extended for the third time.

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

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

The U.S. Department of State and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) have launched the Emergency Red List of Libyan Cultural Objects at Risk.

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Conflict Antiquities: Forging a Public/Private Response to Save the Endangered Patrimony of Iraq and Syria

Conflict Antiquities: Forging a Public/Private Response to Save the Endangered Patrimony of Iraq and Syria

In the context of ongoing destruction and looting of cultural heritage in the Middle East, an event titled “Conflict Antiquities: Forging a Public/Private Response to Save the Endangered Patrimony of Iraq and Syria” was held by the U.S. Department of State and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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Ghazni Towers Project, Afghanistan

Ghazni Towers Project, Afghanistan

An interagency agreement with the US National Park Service (NPS) enabled the production of architectural drawings of two renowned 12th century AD towers in Ghazni, Afghanistan.

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Iraq Cultural Heritage Project

Iraq Cultural Heritage Project

This multi-tiered project was developed by ECA's Cultural Heritage Center in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the Iraq State Board of Antiquities and Heritage.

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