Strong political will is needed to advance a coordinated effort in the global fight against cultural crimes. Past efforts to combat the illicit antiquities trade and related crimes dealt almost exclusively with cultural ministries. But taking down an illegal industry is very different from excavating an archaeological site, preserving an historic building, or conserving an artifact. We partner with the State Department, ministries of foreign affairs, the United Nations, and the defense, intelligence, and law enforcement communities in recognition of the seriousness of the threat. We convene stakeholders with purpose, to build political will at the highest levels.
Convening stakeholders around the world, from the United States to North Africa, the Middle East, and onward to Asia.