The  Announcements page lists various types of news about AIA and CHAMP member activities, job announcements, interagency and international agreements, warnings about endangered cultural property, and high-priority news.  Memoranda of Agreements between the AIA, Committees of the Blue Shield, UNESCO, and other organizations with other countries and with each other to protect cultural property will be listed here, as will no-target lists, and mention of sites and property in immediate danger.

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Statement Regarding the United States of America’s Intention to Withdraw from UNESCO

Statement from the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), American Alliance of Museums (AAM), American Anthropological Association (AAA), American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), Society for Classical Studies (SCS), U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield (USCBS), and U.S. National Committee of ICOMOS (US/ICOMOS) Regarding the United States of America’s Intention to Withdraw… Read More

Research Grant: The Endangered Archives Programme

The next call for applications will go out in September 2017.  See here:

ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives: Safeguarding the Heritage of the Near East Initiative Collaborative Service Award

From an ASOR Media Note: “The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) is pleased to announce a new $900,000 cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of State and ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives (ASOR CHI): ‘Safeguarding the Heritage of the Near East Initiative Collaborative Service Award.’” Read the rest here:

Notice: AIA/SCS 2018 Meeting Hotel Reservation Scam

Here is an important notice from the Archaeological Institute of America: We are writing to inform you that past presenters and attendees are being targeted by a housing scam for the 2018 AIA/SCS Joint Annual Meeting in Boston. We have already received reports of telephone calls from individuals representing companies offering to make hotel reservations… Read More

IMES Annual Conference, 14 April 2017, Washington, D.C.

2017 IMES Annual Conference “Restless Matters: the Socio-Political Lives of Historical Sites and Objects in the Middle East” When: Friday, April 14, 2017 9:00am – 3:00pm Where: Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E St. NW Lindner Family Commons, room 602 Washington, District Of Columbia 20052 RSVP here: