Approximately 100 scholars from around the world and representing many disciplines met in Amherst, Massachusetts, November 9-10, at the Heritage in Conflict and Consensus workshop.
The AIA is supporting Heritage in Conflict and Consensus: New Approaches to the Social, Political, and Religious Impact of Public Heritage in the 21st Century, a workshop that will take place at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Bard College November 9–13.
Read about our efforts to preserve Easter Island's iconic moai statues, and an innovative archaeology program for high-school students in Belize.
The AIA showcased exciting new site-preservation themed activities at the 3rd Annual AIA-Museum of Science Archaeology Fair.
Larry Coben and the Sustainable Preservation Initiative
A new Memorandum of Understanding was recently inked by the United States and the People’s Republic of China. The five-year agreement outlines steps designed to stem the flow of illicitly excavated or exported artifacts from China to the U.S.
The Archaeological Institute of America has issued the following statement concerning cultural objects on loan to U.S. institutions and calls for Congressional action to assure the security of international loans and exhibitions from attachment.
Efforts will protect and preserve Easter Island’s Rapa Nui Moai statues
The AIA Governing Board endorsed the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.
When dealing with archaeological sites one is often confronted with the preservation of surviving fabric that was designed and built for indoor spaces (mosaics, mural paintings, etc.) and that can hardly be presented in an open environment.
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.