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

Celebrating the 2023 AIA Poster Award Winners

January 30, 2023

At the 2023 Annual Meeting (New Orleans, LA/hybrid), we saw many posters featuring work from around the world. Three posters were selected as winners for this year’s AIA Poster Award […]

Preserving Cambodia, North Macedonia, and Uzbekistan

January 17, 2023

Your experience matters! Join our letter writing campaign to save a place you love. If you appreciate the cultural heritage of Cambodia, North Macedonia, and/or Uzbekistan, there are a few […]

AIA Members appointed to U.S. Cultural Property Advisory Committee

August 22, 2022

Last week, President Biden announced his intent to appoint three AIA members to serve on the United States Cultural Property Advisory Committee, better known as CPAC. Alexandra Jones, a current […]

Preserving Belize and Libya

July 12, 2022

Your experience matters! Join our letter writing campaign to save a place you love. If you appreciate the cultural heritage of Belize and/or Libya, there are a few ways you […]

A Letter from AIA President Jodi Magness on the Proposed 2018 Federal Budget

March 20, 2017

Learn about how you can support NEH, NEA, and the ORCs during this critical time.

AIA Supports ASOR Statment

January 30, 2017

The AIA strongly supports ASOR’s statement regarding the US Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” issued on January 27, 2017.

Urgent: Please Support the NEH and NEA

January 23, 2017

The AIA urges everyone to help stop plans to eliminate the NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) and NEA (National Endowment for the Arts). 

Reauthorize the Historic Preservation Fund

November 17, 2016

We need your assistance to ensure the re-authorization of the Historic Preservation Fund.

AIA Members Speak in Favor of Continued Protection of Artifacts from Bolivia and Greece

June 30, 2016

A Summary of Comments Presented at the Public Hearing of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee on May 24, 2016 at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.

NEH Announces “Protecting our Cultural Heritage”

March 10, 2016

The National Endowment for the Humanities is calling for projects that contribute to the study, documentation, or digital reconstruction of cultural heritage materials at risk.

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