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About the Antiquities Coalition

 The Antiquities Coalition unites diverse experts from the world of heritage, government, business, law, diplomacy, policy, security, technology, and archaeology. Our innovative and pragmatic work, such as convening ten Middle East and North African nations to generate solutions to heritage trafficking, empowers communities and countries in crisis.

Please refer all media inquiries to press@theantiquitiescoalition.org

Leadership

Deborah Lehr

Deborah Lehr

Chair & Founder, Board of Directors

Deborah M. Lehr is an accomplished global business strategist who has supported leading firms and organizations to grow their presence in the world’s most complex markets.

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Peter Herdrich

Peter Herdrich

Co-Founder

Peter Herdrich is an accomplished executive who has led worldwide media, cultural affairs, and educational institutions.

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Tess Davis

Tess Davis

Executive Director

Tess Davis is a lawyer and archaeologist by training, who has led a successful campaign to recover Cambodia’s stolen masterpieces.

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Katie A. Paul

Katie A. Paul

Chief of Staff

Katie Paul is an anthropologist by training. Her work examines the role of social media, and new technologies in monitoring threats to heritage.

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Antiquities Coalition Publications in Media

Antiquities Coalition Returns to New Orleans for Cultural Heritage Law Seminar on Museums, Ethics, and the Law

Antiquities Coalition Returns to New Orleans for Cultural Heritage Law Seminar on Museums, Ethics, and the Law The Antiquities Coalition is proud to have joined with the Federal Bar Association of New Orleans, the nation’s [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|

Winning Friends and Influencing Policy through Cultural Heritage

Winning Friends and Influencing Policy through Cultural Heritage Deborah Lehr  Chief Executive Officer, Basilinna; Senior Fellow, The Paulson Institute Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry and Secretary of State Kerry sign Cultural MOU Secretary John [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|

Repatriating the Past: Filling the Holes in Egypt’s History Left by Looting – Katie A. Paul, The Antiquities Coalition

 Repatriating the Past: Filling the Holes in Egypt’s History Left by Looting – Katie A. Paul, The Antiquities Coalition UPON ENTERING THE EGYPTIAN MUSEUM AS TOURISTS SCAN THE CASES OF “WONDERFUL THINGS,” ONE CASE CONTAINING [...]

By | November 20th, 2016|

Protecting Cultural Heritage in an Uncertain Time: Members of NYU Washington, Friends of Florence, and the Italian Cultural Institute’s Symposium on Protecting Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage

Protecting Cultural Heritage in an Uncertain Time: Members of NYU Washington, Friends of Florence, and the Italian Cultural Institute’s Symposium on Protecting Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage by Shannon Keene On Wednesday, October 26, leaders [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|

Looted Art Helps Fund Jihadists in Europe

Looted Art Helps Fund Jihadists in Europe Belgium is poorly prepared to combat the illicit trade in antiquities from Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. The National Museum of Palmyra after being plundered, March 27. PHOTO: [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|

The Potential Dark Side of China’s Art and Antiquities Boom

The Potential Dark Side of China's Art and Antiquities Boom China has come to dominate the art and antiquities market. Now it must take up the burden of protecting these treasures. By Deborah Lehr and Katie [...]

By | August 12th, 2016|

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