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Celebrating 20 Years of the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

Two decades ago, the U.S. Department of State created a new initiative to preserve cultural heritage around the globe.

Preserving Albania’s centuries-old sites

When Albania was struck by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake last year, 51 people were killed and more than 3,000 were injured. The disaster also damaged the ancient fortifications of Krujë, Durrës and Prezë.

U.S., Bahamas salvage hurricane-damaged artifacts

Almost a year after Hurricane Dorian battered The Bahamas, a partnership between Bahamian and U.S. museum officials continues to save damaged cultural objects.

“Museums in a Suitcase” Foster Understanding and Counter Violent Extremism in Libya  

Due to the ongoing conflict, museums across Libya remain closed to protect their collections from looting and other damage.  As a result, many communities in Libya have lost a vital link to their country’s rich past that museums and public programming create.

United States and Cambodia Celebrate Cultural Property Agreement and New Preservation Project

U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William A. Heidt and Cambodia’s Minister of Culture, Her Excellency Phoeung Sackona, signed a joint statement recognizing the recent extension of the cultural property agreement between the United States and Cambodia during a ceremony on November 6, 2018 at the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh.

Conflict Antiquities: Panel 2 Video

Conflict Antiquities: Forging a Public/Private Response to Save the Endangered Patrimony of Iraq and Syria (Panel 2 Video)

Priceless Laos: Lao Temple of the Golden City


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.

Priceless Nepal: Patan's Legendary Kartik Nach

Since the 17th century costumed dancers and musicians have taken center stage once a year in Nepal's Patan Durbar Square to perform the legendary month-long Kartik Nach.