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May 20, 2003

John M. Russell provided the AIA with an informal report on his visit to Baghdad soon after the end of major combat operations.

April 1, 2003

On the recommendation of the Professional Responsibilities Committee, the Executive Committee of the AIA at its September meeting unanimously endorsed the Draft UNESCO Declaration Concerning the Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage.

March 21, 2003

In response to the recent looting of Iraqi museums and other cultural institutions, the AIA has formed a Task Force on the Cultural Heritage of Iraq, chaired by AIA President, Jane Waldbaum. We are working with the State Department, other branches of the U.S. government, and other cultural organizations to assist in the restoration of artifacts and manuscripts stolen from Iraq.

February 1, 2001

In January 2001 the governments of Italy and the United States signed a bilateral agreement to restrict the import into the U.S. of a wide range of archaeological materials from Italy. As part of that Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Italy has agreed to provide a series of exciting opportunities for many Americans.

December 29, 1997

The AIA Code of Ethics was approved by the Council at its December 29, 1990 meeting, and amended at its December 29, 1997 meeting.

December 29, 1997

The AIA Code of Professional Standards was approved by the Council at its December 29, 1994 meeting, and amended at its December 29, 1997 meeting.

September 19, 1992

At the 2004 Annual Meeting of the AIA, a plenary session was held focusing on "The Cultural Costs of Waging War." Presenters discussed the affects of recent military activities in both Afghanistan and Iraq

December 19, 1973

Adopted by vote of the Council of the AIA, December 30, 1973.

December 30, 1970

Resolution in support of the Draft UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. Adopted by a vote of the AIA Council, December 30, 1970.

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