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CLIR, Antiquities Coalition Initiative Receives Major Grant from the Whiting Foundation

CLIR, Antiquities Coalition Initiative Receives Major Grant from the Whiting Foundation Washington, DC, May 22, 2017—The Whiting Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) $170,000 to design, implement, and launch a prototype Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME). CLIR will work closely with its primary [...]

The Antiquities Coalition congratulates the Council of Europe for Criminalizing the Illicit Trafficking and Destruction of Cultural Heritage

Today, May 19, 2017 in Nicosia, Cyprus, Cyprus, Greece, Armenia, Portugal, San Marino and Mexico became the first states to sign the groundbreaking Convention on Offenses Relating to Cultural Property, demonstrating the growing political will to combat cultural racketeering as a means of criminal and terrorist financing, more states are [...]

Archaeology Channel Conference Explores Relationship Between Media and Cultural Heritage

Archaeology Channel Conference Explores Relationship Between Media and Cultural Heritage The fourteenth annual Archaeology Channel Conference on Cultural Heritage Media met in Eugene, Oregon from May 3-7. The conference series initially began as an extension of The Archaeology Channel website, designed to cater to live audiences, but it has now [...]

China’s Power of Culture in Promoting Perceptions: Lessons From the Qin and Han Dynasties

China’s Power of Culture in Promoting Perceptions: Lessons From the Qin and Han Dynasties A Night at the Met Museum The Council on Foreign Relations hosted an event with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Friday, May 5, 2017 to celebrate the historic exhibit, the Age [...]

International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development Names Dr. Zahi Hawass as New Ambassador for Cultural Heritage

International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development Names Dr. Zahi Hawass as New Ambassador for Cultural Heritage Dr. Zahi Hawass Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass has been chosen by the International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development (IFPSD), an affiliate organization of the United Nations, as its official "Ambassador [...]

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