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.

Red Lists of Cultural Objects at Risk

These compact booklets designed for police, museums, dealers, collectors, and the general public illustrate the types of cultural heritage objects looted from archaeological sites, stolen from museums and churches, and illicitly trafficked.

Announcements
August 24, 2012
The 2009-2010 Ambassadors Fund Annual Report is now available
June 7, 2012
Notice of the Extension of the MOU with Peru
March 12, 2012
Notice of Meeting of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee

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Protecting and Preserving Cultural Heritage

See how agreements are formed through the CCPIA

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