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
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.
Elizabeth Bartman, AIA President, calls for protection of Syrian sites.
Report on the Public Hearing of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC, State Department) January 18, 2012, Washington, D.C. on the Renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding for Cyprus
Elizabeth Bartman, AIA President, sent letters to executives at National Geographic and Spike TV to express concern over the content of two new TV shows.
Nominate a deserving organization or individual for the Best Practices Award by May 1, 2014.
Director Stephen Mandal presented two lectures in Boston last week.
In March, CPAC will hold a closed meeting to review the MoUs with the Governments of Italy and Colombia.