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
CHAMP is dedicated to improving awareness among deploying military personnel regarding the culture and history of local communities in host countries and war zones.
On January 19, 2011 the Federal Register published that the import restrictions on ancient materials outlined in the MoU between US and Italy will be renewed.
Joining with its partners in the Cultural Resources Preservation Coalition (CRPC), the AIA is encouraging the 111th Congress to pass a bipartisan Omnibus Lands Bill.
A full account of the public portion of the October 12, 2010, Cultural Property Advisory Committee Meeting regarding Greece's request for a bilateral agreement to restrict the importation of archaeological materials to the U.S.
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.