Results are Tagged with "Cultural Preservation"

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.  

Cultural Property Advisory Committee Meeting May 2-4

The Cultural Property Advisory Committee will meet May 2-4, 2018, to review Ecuador’s request for U.S. import restrictions on archaeological and ethnological material

United States and Mali Extend Cultural Property Agreement, Include Protection for Manuscripts

The United States and Mali extended their Agreement to continue import restrictions on archaeological material from Mali.

Cultural Property Advisory Committee Meeting July 19-20

The Cultural Property Advisory Committee will meet July 19-20 to review Libya’s request for U.S. import restrictions on Libyan archaeological and ethnological material.

ECA Launches Cultural Heritage Preservation Online Distance-learning Course in Afghanistan

A new online training course has launched on cultural heritage site preservation and management.

Protecting Cultural Patrimony: Pueblo of Acoma

Native man looking past the camera with the words "Protecting Cultural Patrimony" superimposed to the right of his face.

The State Department opposes the sale of Cultural Patrimony.

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

In response to the conflict in Mali in 2012, and in order to fight the looting of West African cultural heritage, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) have published a Red List of West African Cultural Objects at Risk, including a Mali "Emergency" section funded by ECA’s Cultural Heritage Center.

ECA Recognized for Protecting Cultural Heritage

The Archaeological Institute of America cited the State Department’s long history in leadership in this area, especially as a market-country leader in implementation of the UN treaty of trafficking in cultural property, as well as extensive work in protecting Iraqi antiquities.

ECA Announces Largest Ever Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Grant for Nepal

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan announced a new Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) grant to restore Gaddi Baithak in Nepal.