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.


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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April 24, 2019

Think Tank Tackles Effectiveness of International Law in Safeguarding Cultural Heritage in Conflict Zones

New Antiquities Coalition Policy Brief Released on 20th Anniversary of Landmark International Treaty WASHINGTON, DC (April 24, 2019)—The Antiquities Coalition today released a policy brief analyzing the power of international […]

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April 16, 2019

Multi-Stakeholder Initiative Launched to Combat Financial Crimes via Art and Antiquities

Allies from the Financial, Legal, Law Enforcement, and Art Market Communities Lay Roadmap for Action Hollywood, FL (April 16, 2019)—Today the Antiquities Coalition launched its new Financial Crimes Task Force, […]

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