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
A US State Department committee considers a renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China to further protect their cultural resources.
The US and Belize signed an MoU to combat the pillaging of cultural heritage objects in Belize.
A US State Department committee considers a renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cambodia to further protection of cultural resources.
The United States extended its memorandum of understanding to continue protecting the rich archaeological heritage of Guatemala.
The governments of Mali and the United States have extended their bilateral agreement to continue protecting the archaeological heritage of Mali.
The Stafford Civil War Sites in Virginia held its grand opening in April 2013.
The Site Preservation Program is funding the San Bartolo Mural Project thanks to a special gala pledge drive.
Read the Program's 2013 Annual Report to learn about its many activities this past year.