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Founded in 1879, the AIA was chartered by the United States Congress in 1906, in recognition of its role in the development and passage of the Antiquities Act, which Theodore Roosevelt signed into law that year. Today, the AIA remains committed to preserving the world's archaeological resources and cultural heritage for the benefit of people in the present and in the future.

News, Issues, and Initiatives

January 22, 2014
The US and Bulgaria signed a Memorandum of Understanding to combat the looting of cultural heritage objects in Bulgaria.
January 15, 2014
The United States extended its memorandum of understanding to continue protecting the rich archaeological heritage of China.
September 30, 2013
A US State Department committee considers a renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Honduras to further protect their cultural resources.
September 18, 2013
The United States extended its memorandum of understanding to continue protecting the rich archaeological heritage of Cambodia.
April 5, 2013
AIA President Elizabeth Bartman recently signed a letter thanking President Barack Obama for his commitment to preserving our nation's heritage.

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