AIA News

January 21, 2015

AIA Statements regarding the St. Louis Society

The Council of the AIA met on Saturday, January 10 in New Orleans for its regular annual meeting. During the meeting it held a hearing “…to consider the AIA’s response to AIA−St. Louis Society’s recent commercial transactions.”


Changes to the AIA Regulations (January 20, 2015)

At its Annual Meeting on January 10, 2015, the AIA Council voted to update several sections of the AIA Regulations.


SAA Letter of Support (November 13, 2014)

The Society for American Archaeology has issued a letter of support for the AIA’s position on the recent sale of artifacts by the St. Louis Society. 


New AIA Statement on the St. Louis Society (November 4, 2014)

The Archaeological Institute of America affirms the principle that the material record of the past enriches us all and that its stewardship should be for public benefit. The recent action of the St. Louis Society…


At its meeting on October 25, the AIA Governing Board unanimously expressed its dismay at the recent sale of Egyptian artifacts by the AIA St. Louis Society in contravention of the ethical standards current in archaeology.


AIA Statement on the Recent Sale of Artifacts by the St. Louis Society (October 8,  2014)

The Archaeological Institute of America has learned with grave concern that the AIA St. Louis Society has sold a collection of Egyptian artifacts entrusted to its care. 

AIA Statement on Recent Auction Activity (September 11, 2014)

The AIA has learned with the deepest concern that the AIA St. Louis Society proposes to auction certain antiquities in its possession. 

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