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.
The extraordinary global significance of the monuments, museums, and archaeological sites of Iraq (ancient Mesopotamia) imposes an obligation on all peoples and governments to protect them. In any military conflict that heritage is put at risk, and it appears now to be in grave danger.
In the face of the recent destruction and looting of Iraq’s archaeological sites, museums and libraries, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced an initiative aimed at the preservation and documentation of “cultural resources in Iraq’s archives, libraries, and museums.
SPI, an initiative supported by the AIA, awarded $48,000 for artisanal and touristic development and preservation to a Moche site in Peru.
Site preservation experts, conservators, archaeologists, students, and AIA members gathered together at AIA's 111th Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA, to discuss the effects of globalization, increased tourism, climate change, and warfare on archaeological sites.
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A First-Person Account of the CPAC Meeting Reviewing Italian Import Restrictions
AIA Awards New Grant to Help Save Cultural Heritage - Project will use technology to recreate a five-thousand-year-old Chalcolithic roundhouse in Cyprus
Read AIA Site Preservation Committee member Nicholas Stanley-Price's recent chapter on reconstruction principles from the book Conservation: Principles, Dilemmas and Uncomfortable Truths (edited by Alison Richmond and Alison Bracker).
Site Preservation Workshop held at Annual Meeting
Nominate a deserving organization or individual for the Best Practices Award by May 1, 2014.
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.