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.
Since the CPAC hearing, Libya has continued to experience threats to their cultural heritage while also taking new steps to protect it in the midst of conflict. In the months that transpired between the July 2017 hearing and the February 2018 MOU signing, Libya has faced continued crisis which has fostered ongoing pillage and destruction of their cultural property.
The popularization of story lines related to ISIS, and to terrorism more broadly, has opened a new public audience to the very real threats facing our history. Threats to cultural heritage have made their way out of academic journals and policy papers and into the homes of millions of viewers around the world.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]