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
On January 19, 2011 the Federal Register published that the import restrictions on ancient materials outlined in the MoU between US and Italy will be renewed.
Joining with its partners in the Cultural Resources Preservation Coalition (CRPC), the AIA is encouraging the 111th Congress to pass a bipartisan Omnibus Lands Bill.
A full account of the public portion of the October 12, 2010, Cultural Property Advisory Committee Meeting regarding Greece's request for a bilateral agreement to restrict the importation of archaeological materials to the U.S.
Thanks to your response, the AIA sent in hundreds of letters to the U.S. Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) on your behalf. CPAC met October 12, 2010 to consider the Memorandum of Understanding with Greece.
Read the Program's 2013 Annual Report to learn about its many activities this past year.
An update on the artifact conservation from the Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck
This latest Site Preservation Grant will protect and promote a historic cemetery on Long Island.