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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

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.
February 11, 2016
The bilateral agreement, extended for a period of 5 years, includes new categories of protected cultural materials.
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.
September 11, 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.
April 16, 2014
CPAC will discuss Egypt's recent request for import restrictions on archaeological materials and conduct an interim review of the Nicaragua MoU.

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