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
The United States extended its memorandum of understanding to continue protecting the rich archaeological heritage of Cambodia.
AIA President Elizabeth Bartman recently signed a letter thanking President Barack Obama for his commitment to preserving our nation's heritage.
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.
Nominate a deserving individual or institution for the CHM Award by May 1, 2014.
The bilateral agreement, extended for a period of 5 years, includes new categories of protected cultural materials.
Nominate a deserving organization or individual for the Best Practices Award by May 1, 2014.