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Results are Tagged with "Cultural Heritage Center"

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.

Virtual Workshop Trains U.S. Law Enforcement to Combat Trafficking in Ancient Coins

Nearly 100 participants included reps from universities, museums, and coin associations.

United States and Turkey Work Together to Protect Cultural Heritage

January 19, 2021. Ankara, Turkey: The United States and Turkey signed a new bilateral cultural property agreement that solidifies our shared commitment to combat looting and trafficking of cultural artifacts.

United States and Morocco Work Together to Protect Cultural Heritage

U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco David T. Fischer and Minister of Culture Othmane El Ferdaous signed a new bilateral cultural property agreement on January 14, 2021 in a ceremony attended by Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce.

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. 

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