Acquiring art and artifacts from artisans and NGOs helps safeguard the historic fabric that gives meaning to our history, informs our present-day decisions, and guides us toward a more peaceful, prosperous future.
The Sahel, is a region is threatened by the very extremists that have repeatedly destroyed lives, culture, and heritage throughout the MENA region.
In 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began using SmartWater in Operation Al Zuni, the most extensive federal investigation into Native American art fraud ever conducted. Over three and a half years, federal agents uncovered an elaborate network involving Filipino jewelry manufacturers and U.S. importers.
On November 7, 2018, the Antiquities Coalition attended the Middle East Institute’s 72nd Annual Gala, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the Middle East.
From plundering during the Crusades to Napoleon’s loot of Egypt, antiquities have long been symbols of worldliness and status. In today’s world, antiquities have become go-to investments for art consumers and market speculators.
Federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, and the private sector came together for “Building Bridges: A Symposium on Global Cultural Heritage Preservation.” The AC participated in this two-day event, which explored how the U.S. can better safeguard culture around the world.
The Antiquities Coalition was not interviewed by either ABC News or Egypt Today about their recent news stories on cultural racketeering in Egypt.
On October 11, 2018, the Kazakh Culture and Sports Ministry and the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad signed a memorandum of understanding on the preservation of cultural heritage sites in Kazakhstan of significance to Americans and their ancestors.
On September 26, 2018, the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield held its annual meeting at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Speakers engaged in a thought-provoking conversation on the protection of cultural property during armed conflict.
The Annual Global Hope Coalition Dinner awarded the International Rescue Committee and Sesame Workshop a joint award for a 100 million-dollar project funded by the MacArthur Foundation to address early childhood education of Syrians displaced by the civil war.