U.S. Policy

As the world’s largest art market, the United States drives international demand for both licit and illicit antiquities. Therefore, it has an opportunity to play a leadership role in the global fight against cultural racketeering. Learn more about how U.S. law and policy is working to combat antiquities looting and trafficking, dealing an effective blow against the overall black market.


January 07, 2020

Antiquities Coalition: Culture Should Not Be a Military Target

Statement Follows Reports that the U.S. Government Would Consider Striking Iranian Cultural Sites The Antiquities Coalition welcomes the statement by the U.S. Department of Defense reaffirming the United States’ longstanding […]

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December 17, 2019

United States and Jordan Partner to Protect Antiquities and Cultural Heritage by Signing MOU

The Antiquities Coalition commends the United States and Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for their recent actions to strengthen their diplomatic ties while better safeguarding our shared world heritage.  Yesterday in […]

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August 15, 2019

United States and Algeria Strengthen Joint Fight Against Cultural Racketeering

WASHINGTON, DC (August 15, 2019) — The Antiquities Coalition applauds the United States and Algeria for today signing an agreement to strengthen their law enforcement cooperation against the looting and […]

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