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Results are Tagged with "Cultural Antiquities Task Force"

U.S. Sends Stolen Ancient Gold Coffin Back to Egypt

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art — commonly known as the Met — has returned a prized item from its collection of Egyptian antiquities after learning that the piece was actually a stolen artifact.

Religious and Ethnic Communities Affected by ISIS in Iraq Learn Skills for Heritage Documentation and Preservation

In April 2019, the Smithsonian Institution (SI) led a three-day workshop at the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (IICAH) in Erbil for Iraqi religious and ethnic groups affected by ISIS whose cultural heritage remains at risk.

U.S. Returns Stolen Artifacts to China

After making its largest discovery of cultural property ever — 42,000 artifacts from around the world — at one U.S. home, the FBI has begun packing up and sending many of the items to the People’s Republic of China, where they belong.

Historic Church Bells Return to the Philippines

The historic Bells of Balangiga are returning after more than a century to their home in a church in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines.

Cultural Antiquities Task Force and Colombian Officials Partner for a Seminar on Cultural Heritage Protection

From October 10-12, 2018, members of the Cultural Antiquities Task Force (CATF), the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, and the Colombian Ministry of Culture held a seminar on cultural heritage protection and preservation in Bogota, Colombia.

Cultural Antiquities Task Force Sponsors Training for Egyptian Law Enforcement

The Cultural Antiquities Task Force (CATF) recently supported a workshop in Cairo jointly organized by the U.S. Embassy and the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities on protecting cultural property and investigating cases of illegally exported antiquities.

Cultural Antiquities Task Force Sponsors Workshops for Peruvian National Police, Government and Cultural Officials

Law enforcement and cultural heritage experts from across the U.S. government recently partnered in Lima for a series of workshops that trained more than 70 representatives from the Peruvian National Police, government, cultural entities, and church archdioceses on enforcing cultural heritage law.  

U.S. Department of State Partners with International Council of Museums to Fight Illicit Traffic of Yemeni Cultural Heritage

In response to the civil war in Yemen in 2015-2016 and in an effort to help protect endangered Yemeni art and antiquities for future generations, the Department of State asked the International Council of Museums (ICOM) to produce an Emergency Red List of Cultural Objects at Risk for Yemen. It was launched at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on January 31.

Networks Can Stop the Black-Market Antiquities Trade

In the Middle East, an age-old problem has resurfaced. Thieves are taking advantage of any chaos caused by recent conflict to loot historical treasures.

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