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Cultural Property: Current Problems Meet Established Law

By |April 8th, 2015|Cultural Heritage, Our Voices|

Cultural Property: Current Problems Meet Established Law Antiquities Coalition Blog 8 April 2015

The Race to Protect Antiquities in Syria

By |April 1st, 2015|Relevant Reading, The Antiquities Coalition in the News|

The Race to Protect Antiquities in Syria Sarah Lynch USA Today 18 March 2015

(Arabic) Antiquities Coalition Chair, Deborah M. Lehr interviewed by Radio Sawa

By |March 30th, 2015|Cultural Racketeering|

March 30, 2015 Radio Sawa Antiquities Coalition Chair, Deborah M. Lehr interviewed by corespondent Amir Bibawy on Radio Sawa. This interview is in Arabic, and focuses [...]

Culture in Conflict: Where Can ISIS Get $1 Million?

By |March 26th, 2015|Cultural Cleansing, Cultural Racketeering|

  With the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the world rightfully asked how a militant faction too extreme for Al-Qaeda [...]

The Tomb Raiders of Mesopotamia: Fighting ISIL, terrorism financing and saving our cultural heritage

By |March 26th, 2015|Our Voices, Relevant Reading|

The Tomb Raiders of Mesopotamia: Fighting ISIL, terrorism financing and saving our cultural heritage Mark V. Vlasic Huffington Post 26 March 2015

Regional Conference Aims to Shut Down ISIS Funding from Antiquities Looting and Trafficking

By |March 26th, 2015|Our Voices|

Regional Conference Aims to Shut Down ISIS Funding from Antiquities Looting and Trafficking Antiquities Coalition Blog 26 March 2015

Economic Development Conference Presents Preservation Opportunities in Egypt

By |March 25th, 2015|Our Voices, Relevant Reading|

Economic Development Conference Presents Preservation Opportunities in Egypt Antiquities Coalition Blog 25 March 2015

The Fight Against the Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Objects The 1970 UNESCO Convention: Past and Future

By |March 19th, 2015|Media Library, Relevant Reading|

The Fight Against the Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Objects The 1970 UNESCO Convention: Past and Future 15 and 16 March 2011 Paris, UNESCO Headquarters Information [...]

Advocacy & Outreach

By |March 16th, 2015|Providing Solutions|

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Assyrian Artifacts to Be Returned to Iraq

By |March 15th, 2015|Relevant Reading|

March 15, 2015 NY Times By Tom Mashberg http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/assyrian-artifacts-to-be-returned-to-iraq/ American officials on Monday are expected to repatriate about 65 objects to the Iraqi government, among [...]

Narrowing Markets for Illicit Trade of Syrian Antiquities

By |March 14th, 2015|Relevant Reading|

March 14, 2015 The Daily Star By Samar Kadi http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2015/Mar-14/290754-narrowing-markets-for-illicit-trade-of-syrian-antiquities.ashx BEIRUT: Syria’s opulent cultural treasures, including six sites on the world heritage list, are at [...]

Crisis and Opportunity: Where US Law Can Help Stop Looting Now

By |March 11th, 2015|Media Library|

https://youtu.be/NbHuiFWDQws The United States government has a wide range of legal tools to stem the flood of looted antiquities entering the American market. Together [...]

ISIS Assault On Civilization Targets Relics Once Saved From Looters

By |March 11th, 2015|The Antiquities Coalition in the News|

ISIS Assault On Civilization Targets Relics Once Saved From Looters Cristina Corbin Fox News 11 March 2015

Antiquities Coalition Calls on U.S. and All Nations to Use All Policy and Legal Tools to Halt the Destruction, Trafficking, and Sale of Illicit Antiquities

By |March 11th, 2015|Cultural Cleansing|

Washington, DC, March 11, 2015 ——— As ISIL extremists intensify their shameful march of destruction — destroying or looting and trafficking our shared heritage — the Antiquities Coalition [...]

Antiquities Coalition Calls on U.S. and All Nations to Use All Policy and Legal Tools to Halt the Destruction, Trafficking, and Sale of Illicit Antiquities

By |March 11th, 2015|Cultural Racketeering, Our Voices|

Antiquities Coalition Calls on U.S. and All Nations to Use All Policy and Legal Tools to Halt the Destruction, Trafficking, and Sale of Illicit Antiquities [...]

Antiquities Coalition Appeal to the International Criminal Court

By |March 9th, 2015|Our Voices|

Antiquities Coalition Appeal to the International Criminal Court Antiquities Coalition Blog 9 March 2015

Response by Antiquities Coalition Chair Deborah Lehr On ISIS’s Destruction of the Ancient City of Nimrud

By |March 6th, 2015|Cultural Cleansing|

March 19, 2015 Every person on the planet should pause after yesterday's violent attack on humanity’s heritage and understand ISIS’ intent not only to control [...]

RESPONSE BY ANTIQUITIES COALITION CHAIR DEBORAH LEHR ON ISIS’ DESTRUCTION OF THE ANCIENT CITY OF NIMRUD

By |March 6th, 2015|Cultural Cleansing|

Download  PDF Version AC Press Release 2015-3-11 Washington, DC, March 6, 2015 ——— Every person on the planet should pause after yesterday's violent attack on humanity’s [...]

Criminal Justice Matters Stealing the Past: Terrorists and the Black Market for Antiquities

By |March 6th, 2015|Trade|

March 4, 2015 As part of its "Criminal Justice Matters" series with Stephen Handelman, CUNY TV recently featured Antiquities Coalition Co-Founder Peter Herdrich and John [...]

Antiquities Coalition Statement on Mosul Museum

By |March 6th, 2015|Cultural Heritage|

  Member of ISIS destroyed the priceless Assyrian winged bull statue at the Mosul Museum. Photo Credit: Vice Following the events in Mosul last week, [...]

ISIS Bulldozing of Ancient Nimrud Site in Iraq Stirs Outrage

By |March 6th, 2015|The Antiquities Coalition in the News|

ISIS Bulldozing of Ancient Nimrud Site in Iraq Stirs Outrage Rick Gladstone and Somini Sengupta NY Times 6 March 2015

The Illegal Antiquities Trade Funded The Iraqi Insurgency. Now It’s Funding The Islamic State.

By |March 6th, 2015|The Antiquities Coalition in the News|

The Illegal Antiquities Trade Funded The Iraqi Insurgency. Now It’s Funding The Islamic State. Washington Post Reid Wilson 9 March 2015

Criminal Justice Matters Stealing the Past: Terrorists and the Black Market for Antiquities

By |March 4th, 2015|Cultural Cleansing, Cultural Heritage|

March 4, 2015 As part of its "Criminal Justice Matters" series with Stephen Handelman, CUNY TV recently featured Antiquities Coalition Co-Founder Peter Herdrich and John [...]

The Ancient Sites Now Under Threat From ISIS in Libya

By |March 4th, 2015|Relevant Reading|

March 4, 2015 Newsweek By Jack Moore http://www.newsweek.com/2015/03/13/rise-isis-threatens-libyas-classical-archaeology-sites-311038.html Armed with sledgehammers, chisels and a video camera, ISIS militants took their propaganda campaign to Mosul museum [...]

Claire Buchan Parker

By |March 4th, 2015|Our Team|

Claire Buchan Parker is a veteran strategic communications professional. She has expertise with complex public policy and crisis communications stemming from hands-on experience at the highest levels [...]

Erin Durkin

By |March 4th, 2015|Our Team|

Erin Durkin has an established interest in the role of governments and their stake in the protection of cultural heritage and antiquities. She graduated from [...]

The Destruction of Cultural Heritage Should be a War Crime

By |March 2nd, 2015|Relevant Reading|

March 2, 2015 The Wall Street Journal By Eric Gibson http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-destruction-of-cultural-heritage-should-be-a-war-crime-1425073230 It turns out that the news isn’t as bad as it first appeared. Last [...]

Egypt Organizes an International Conference to Combat the Looting of Culture Heritage in the Arab World

By |February 27th, 2015|Cultural Racketeering, Private-Public Partnership, Relevant Reading|

Reuters Arabic CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt intends to organize an international conference addressing the looting of culture and heritage of the Arab world in May, [...]

Egypt Organizes an International Conference to Combat the Looting of Culture Heritage in the Arab World

By |February 27th, 2015|Private-Public Partnership|

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt intends to organize an international conference addressing the looting of culture and heritage of the Arab world in May, titled "Cultural [...]

ISIS Video Purports to Show Militants Smashing Ancient Iraq Artifacts

By |February 26th, 2015|Our Voices, The Antiquities Coalition in the News|

ISIS Video Purports to Show Militants Smashing Ancient Iraq Artifacts NBC News 26 February 2015

Islamic State Releases Video of Artifact-Smashing in Mosul Museum (VIDEO)

By |February 26th, 2015|Cultural Cleansing, Our Voices, The Antiquities Coalition in the News|

Islamic State Releases Video of Artifact-Smashing in Mosul Museum CTV News 26 February 2015

VIDEO: ISIL Militants Destroy Antiquities with Sledgehammer

By |February 26th, 2015|Relevant Reading|

February 26, 2015 CNN.com A video released by ISIS shows militants destroying troves of cultural artifacts at museum in Mosul, Iraq http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/02/26/id-wedeman-mosul-isis-destroys-artifacts.cnn

Egypt Takes the Lead to Combat Looting

By |February 25th, 2015|Private-Public Partnership|

The Antiquities Coalition commends the Egypt government’s leadership in the global fight against cultural racketeering – the systematic looting and trafficking of antiquities by criminal [...]

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