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United States and Italy Sign Cultural Property Agreement to Renew Protections for Italian Cultural Property

Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce and Italian Ambassador to the United States Armando Varricchio signed a bilateral cultural property agreement in Washington, D.C. on October 29.

Cultural Property Advisory Committee Meeting October 27-29, 2020

The Cultural Property Advisory Committee will meet October 27-29, 2020, to review the request by the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria seeking import restrictions on archaeological and ethnological material.

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.

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.