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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

UN Moves to Stop Terrorist Financing — But More Action Needed

UN Moves to Stop Terrorist Financing — But More Action Needed Deborah Lehr, Contributor Chief Executive Officer, Basilinna; Senior Fellow, The Paulson Institute 03/27/2017 12:00 pm ET U.N. Security Council in Session On [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|

Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East

Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East Cultural treasures stolen from conflict zones continue to pop up for sale in the United States and elsewhere. By Tess Davis | March [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|

Journal Of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology And Heritage Studies

The Antiquities Coalition’s Chair and Founder Deborah Lehr published an article in the latest issue of The Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies (JEMAHS), a peer-reviewed journal published by the Pennsylvania State University [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|

United Nations

United Nations February 28, 2017 Submitted by Peter Herdrich "Promoting and Strengthening the International Legal Framework for the Protection of Cultural Heritage convention" United Nations, February 28, New York City. The principal effort by [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|

China’s Art Market Is Booming – But Not for Foreigners

China’s Art Market Is Booming – But Not for Foreigners As China’s auction houses expand abroad, foreign firms are tightly restricted from entering the booming Chinese market. By Deborah M. Lehr|February 25, 2017 Image [...]

By | February 25th, 2017|

2017 National Cultural Heritage Moot Court Competition

2017 National Cultural Heritage Moot Court Competition February 24, 2017 Winners of 2017 Moot Court competition: Daniel Pickolick and Kyle Owen from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Photo Credit: DePaul [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|

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