News Archive
May 6, 2010
The State Department’s Cultural Property Advisory Committee met on May 6, 2010, to consider renewing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the U.S. and Italy in 2001 and extended in 2006. Read AIA First Vice-President, Elizabeth Bartman's personal account of the meeting.
April 29, 2010
The AIA Site Preservation program kicked off a pledge drive the night of the 2nd Annual AIA Gala in New York City.
April 14, 2010
In honor of World Heritage Day this weekend, the Archaeological Institute of America announced that its fifth Site Preservation Grant will be awarded to the Gault School of Archaeological Research in central Texas.
April 12, 2010
Thomas Roby, Senior Project Specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute and an AIA Site Preservation Committee member writes about challenges in mosaic conservation.
March 29, 2010
Attendees were given the opportunity to place bids in $500 increments to help stop the destruction of archaeological sites and save our irreplaceable cultural heritage.
March 21, 2010
As the prospect for war in Iraq gains momentum, archaeologists have become increasingly concerned about the fate of that country’s archaeological sites, antiquities, and cultural property.
March 21, 2010
The extraordinary global significance of the monuments, museums, and archaeological sites of Iraq (ancient Mesopotamia) imposes an obligation on all peoples and governments to protect them. In any military conflict that heritage is put at risk, and it appears now to be in grave danger.
March 21, 2010
In the face of the recent destruction and looting of Iraq’s archaeological sites, museums and libraries, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced an initiative aimed at the preservation and documentation of “cultural resources in Iraq’s archives, libraries, and museums.
March 8, 2010
SPI, an initiative supported by the AIA, awarded $48,000 for artisanal and touristic development and preservation to a Moche site in Peru.

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