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
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.
An overview of how law enforcement works to protect cultural heritage.
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 May 6-7, 2010 to review the Memorandum of Understanding with Italy.
As the prospect for war in Iraq gains momentum, archaeologists have become increasingly concerned about the fate of that country’s archaeological sites, antiquities, and cultural property.
Director Stephen Mandal presented two lectures in Boston last week.
In March, CPAC will hold a closed meeting to review the MoUs with the Governments of Italy and Colombia.
Read about the conservation and outreach that's been going on at this ancient Maya murals site.