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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

April 1, 2013
A US State Department committee considers a renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China to further protect their cultural resources.
March 6, 2013
The US and Belize signed an MoU to combat the pillaging of cultural heritage objects in Belize.
January 30, 2013
A US State Department committee considers a renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cambodia to further protection of cultural resources.
October 1, 2012
The United States extended its memorandum of understanding to continue protecting the rich archaeological heritage of Guatemala.
September 21, 2012
The governments of Mali and the United States have extended their bilateral agreement to continue protecting the archaeological heritage of Mali.

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