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.

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August 29, 2017
Proposal to Extend Cultural Property Agreement between United States and Cambodia
Picture of artwork of a woman using small stones
July 6, 2017
Cultural Property Advisory Committee Meeting July 19-20
July 3, 2017
Notice of Meeting of Cultural Property Advisory Committee
June 16, 2017
Request from the Government of Libya for a Cultural Property Agreement
Woman stands at podium with large painting on a wall beside her and artifacts on a table
June 6, 2017
United States and Peru Extend Memorandum of Understanding, Over 2,000 Items Have Been Repatriated
Group of young adults sit around a table in a classroom
May 31, 2017
ECA Launches Cultural Heritage Preservation Online Distance-learning Course in Afghanistan


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Cultural Heritage Center (ECA/P/C)
SA-5, 5th Floor
U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC  20522-0505
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Cultural Heritage Center (ECA/P/C)
SA-5, 5th Floor
U.S. Department of State
2200 C Street, NW
Washington, DC  20037