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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.

Law Enforcement and Experts Team-Up to Combat Cultural Property Trafficking

On August 12, 2020, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce and Williams Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Dr. Julian Siggers signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a new public-private partnership. Under this partnership, the Department of State and the Penn Cultural Heritage Center will cooperate to combat international cultural property trafficking. 

“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.

Cultural Property Advisory Committee Meeting July 22-23, 2020

The Cultural Property Advisory Committee will meet July 22-23, 2020, to consider proposals to extend the U.S.-Colombia cultural property agreement and the U.S.-Italy cultural property agreement.

CATF Members Support Repatriation to Haiti

The United States has returned over 470 cultural and historical antiquities to Haiti — the largest repatriation of art from the U.S. to Haiti — thanks to a bilateral effort between the two countries.