In response to the recent reports on the situation in Egypt the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) released a joint statement.
From February 2nd to 8th over 10,000 votes were cast online in the AIA's first ever Excavation Outreach Contest.
As you know, we face a tough fight this year to defend federal funding for the humanities. With budget cuts to the NEH looming, it is imperative that Congress hear from humanities advocates now.
We call on Egyptian authorities to do what they can to protect the irreplaceable archaeological and cultural material in their country. We applaud the Egyptian people for doing whatever they can to ensure the safety of sites, museums, and cultural objects.
The undersigned cultural heritage and archaeological organizations express their concern over the loss of life and injury to humans during the protests in Egypt this week. We support the desire of the Egyptian people to exercise their basic civil rights. We also share their concern about the losses to cultural heritage that Egypt has already sustained and the threat of further such losses over the coming days.
Archaeology enthusiasts, many of whom adore a good glass of wine, came out in droves in San Francisco on Tuesday, January 25, to explore the Australian island-state of Tasmania.
The National Arts Club, overlooking New York’s Gramercy Park, set the stage last night for a surprise dinner in honor of AIA Past President C. Brian Rose.
The 112th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America took place in San Antonio, Texas January 6-9. By all accounts, the Annual Meeting was a vibrant and compelling get-together and counts as our most important academic undertaking of the year. Kudos to Professor Garrett Fagan and the hard working members of the Program for the Annual Meeting Committee, who organized over 300 papers and sessions for the event.
President Obama has just signed into law the charitable IRA rollover. Take advantage of this tax benefit today by directing an IRA rollover to the AIA’s Annual Fund!
AIA President Elizabeth Bartman presents the new AIA Vision Statement.
The 2014 BP Award goes to the California Archaeological Site Stewardship Program for its grassroots efforts to train local communities in the preservation of archaeological sites.
The Chicago Hyatt Regency Hotel has graciously extended the discounted AM room rate until December 17, 2013!