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 closed meeting of CPAC will conduct interim reviews of the MoU between the US and China and the MoU between the US and Cambodia.
The U.S. and the Republic of Cyprus agree to extend the Memorandum of Understanding to continue protecting the archaeological heritage of Cyprus; the AIA thanks its members for their support of this extension.
The Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Peru has been extended for another five years.
From April 24-27, 2012, the State Department's Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) met to consider renewing the Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with the Republics of Guatemala and Mali.
Read the Program's 2013 Annual Report to learn about its many activities this past year.
An update on the artifact conservation from the Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck
This latest Site Preservation Grant will protect and promote a historic cemetery on Long Island.