Deputy Secretary Blinken speaks on the extension of the "Rewards for Justice Program" at “Conflict Antiquities: Forging a Public/Private Response to Save the Endangered Patrimony of Iraq and Syria,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Sept. 29, 2015.
The U.S. Department of State is committed to protecting and preserving the world's cultural heritage.
The iconic Lao Temple of the Golden City in Luang Prabang is a place unlike any other. Learn more about our work to preserve and protect cultural heritage around the globe.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was joined by distinguished members of the preservation and museum community for “Heritage in Peril: Iraq and Syria,” an event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on September 22, 2014 to highlight the destruction of irreplaceable cultural heritage taking place throughout Iraq and Syria.
Two historic architecture specialists from Afghanistan recently completed a 10-week internship hosted by the National Park Service through the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program, and funded by the Bureau.
For ten years, the U.S. Department of State has been working closely with Iraqi counterparts and American academic and nonprofit institutions to protect, preserve, and display the rich cultural heritage of Iraq.