Cultural Memoranda of Understanding: An Important Diplomatic Tool for Protecting Heritage

By Deborah Lehr Crossposted from the Huffington Post  As the world’s largest art market, the United States is the premier destination for the legitimate trade in art and antiquities—but also for its darker counterpart—the illicit trade. Since the Arab Spring triggered organized looting and trafficking throughout the Middle East and North [...]

July 17th, 2017|

Global Leaders Meet to Discuss Countering Violent Extremism

Halting Illicit Trade in Conflict Antiquities A Priority WASHINGTON D.C., July 10, 2017—The U.S. government will host the Global Coalition Against Daesh (ISIS) from July 11–13 to coordinate international efforts to fight the violent extremist organization—including their sources of terrorist financing. The Antiquities Coalition calls on the 72-member Global Coalition [...]

July 10th, 2017|


Destruction Part of Ongoing Campaign of Cultural Cleansing and Racketeering FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC, June 23, 2017—The Antiquities Coalition strongly condemns the latest attack by Daesh (ISIS) against the people of Iraq and their cultural heritage. On June 21, Daesh intentionally destroyed one of the country’s most iconic monuments, [...]

June 23rd, 2017|

A New Solution to Protection Against Illicit Antiquities Looting and Trafficking

A New Solution to Protection Against Illicit Antiquities Looting and Trafficking The theft and sale of stolen artifacts from Syria and Iraq is reported to provide large sums a year towards the financing of terrorism and determining the origin of stolen artifacts on the international market is extremely difficult -- until [...]

June 15th, 2017|

June 2017 #CultureUnderThreat E-Newsletter

The Antiquities Coalition’s June 2017 #CultureUnderThreat E-Newsletter is out! Read our latest headlines including: Original Practicum Presents Innovative Solutions to Combat Cultural Racketeering Whiting Foundation Awards Major Grant for Creation of Digital Library of the Middle East The Antiquities Coalition Welcomes Two New Advisory Board Members to our Team Council [...]

June 6th, 2017|
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