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
Blue Shield and the International Military Cultural Resources Work Group The recent conflict in Libya called for emergency assessment missions to determine the cultural heritage situation there.
Three presenters at the CPAC Bolivia-United States MoU Extension Hearing summarize the event.
As part of the AIA's commitment, we strongly oppose the commercial salvage of antiquities and any exploitation of archaeological materials obtained in this manner.
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.