Cultural Heritage Center Activities
Learn about Cultural Heritage Center projects and initiatives.
A U.S. Embassy initiative in cooperation with the Peruvian Ministry of Culture and the Archdiocese of Arequipa supported a three-day workshop on “Security and Preservation of Colonial Cultural Heritage Objects and Sites in Southern Peru,” held in Arequipa, Peru.
A two-day workshop promoting U.S.-Canadian Cooperation in Preventing Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property was held in June 2014 in Toronto, Canada, in support of an initiative of the U.S. Consulate General and the ICE Attaché’s Office and their Canadian counterparts in response to concerns about cultural objects originating from or passing through Canada and illicitly entering the United States.
This map identifies the locations of over 1000 well-preserved cultural heritage sites and museums in Syria. The map was produced by the U.S. Department of State’s Humanitarian Information Unit with data researched and supplied by the Cultural Heritage Center.
These satellite images document the scale of destruction that looters continue to inflict on archaeological heritage sites during the ongoing conflict in Syria.
The Cultural Heritage Center supports the Database of National Cultural Heritage Laws being developed by UNESCO.
In March of 2007, the Cultural Heritage Center sponsored the first of four regional workshops on topics relating to the protection of cultural resources from looting and illicit trafficking.