The ancient and historic monuments, objects, and archaeological sites of the world enrich and inform today's societies, and help connect us to our cultural origins. The Department's Cultural Heritage Center specializes in the protection and preservation of these irreplaceable resources, working on many fronts to safeguard the patrimony of other countries.
January 3, 2017U.S. Department of State Partners with International Council of Museums to Fight Illicit Traffic of West African Cultural Heritage
November 29, 2016Secretary Kerry Signs Cultural Property Protection Agreement With Egypt
August 17, 2016United States Imposes Emergency Import Restrictions To Protect the Cultural Heritage of Syria