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

January 24, 2011
CHAMP is dedicated to improving awareness among deploying military personnel regarding the culture and history of local communities in host countries and war zones.
November 12, 2010
Joining with its partners in the Cultural Resources Preservation Coalition (CRPC), the AIA is encouraging the 111th Congress to pass a bipartisan Omnibus Lands Bill.
October 26, 2010
Thanks to your response, the AIA sent in hundreds of letters to the U.S. Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) on your behalf. CPAC met October 12, 2010 to consider the Memorandum of Understanding with Greece.
October 26, 2010
A full account of the public portion of the October 12, 2010, Cultural Property Advisory Committee Meeting regarding Greece's request for a bilateral agreement to restrict the importation of archaeological materials to the U.S.


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