RESOURCES

Our Resources page provides key documents, including legislation, art market publications, museum commentaries and testimony, government reports, and domestic and international resources on cultural policy, proposed legislation and law enforcement. Scroll down to see current categories on art trade regulations and art market, legislation, policy briefs, ISIS, coins, testimony on Native American issues, United Nations, human rights reports, Association of Art Museum Directors testimony and reports, and U.S. agreements on cultural heritage.

1. Art Trade Regulations and Art Market

IADAA – Headline Figures and Misleading Statistics Relating to Antiquities and the Syrian Crisis

IADAA – Research Summary of Worldwide Antiquities Market (2013)

EU Council Regulation on the Export of Cultural Goods (2008)

European Commission – Fact Sheet Q&A on Illegal Import of Cultural Goods Used to Finance Terrorism

European Commission, Deloitte Report – Fighting Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Goods: Analysis of Customs Issues in the EU

European Commission – Press Release: Cracking Down on the Illegal Import of Cultural Goods Used to Finance Terrorism (July 2017)

German Cultural Property Protection Act – KGSG-English

Nicosia – Council of Europe Convention on Offences relating to Cultural Property (May 2017)

Great Sale of the Centuries (original Geraldine-Norman article)

The Namur Declaration European Cultural Convention Meeting (2015)

UN Security Council Resolution 2347 (March 2017)

IADAA – Note Intermédiaire Commerce Illicite (Décembre 2016)

2. Legislation and Proposed Legislation

1972 US Submittal of UNESCO Convention

AAMD Comment 1493 Protect & Preserve Cultural Property (April 2015)

ATADA Testimony on STOP Act of 2016 (October 2016)

The UNESCO Convention on Cultural Property: A Drafter’s Perspective (2010)

Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2016 HR 5854 (July 2016)

Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2016 S.3127 (July 2016)

Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2017 HR 3211 (July 2017)

Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2017 S.1400 (June 2017)

Senate Concurrent Resolution 49 – Protect Patrimony (July 2016)

Syria – Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act 2016 (May 2016)

TAAR Act S. 3449 (September 2016)

1990 NAGPRA Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act S. (1980)

3. Foreign Laws

Cambodia Law on the Protection of Cultural Heritage

National Heritage Protection Authority of Cambodia (February 1993)

4. CCP Policy Briefs and Reports

CPAC – Building a Wall Against Art (2018)

Cultural Property – Rights of Jewish and Christian Minorities (2018)

Will US Embargo on Art of China and Tibet Be Renewed? CCP & GHA Testimony Submitted on China MOU Renewal (2018)

White Paper: A Proposal to Reform U.S. Law and Policy Relating to the International Exchange of Cultural Property

White Paper: An Executive Summary to A Proposal to Reform U.S. Law and Policy Relating to the International Exchange of Cultural Property 

Bearing False Witness: The Media, ISIS and Antiquities, A Special Report from the Committee for Cultural Policy (December 2017)

Terrorism, Cultural Heritage, and the Threat to Museums’ Public Missions (2017)

5. International Trafficking and ISIS

Bearing False Witness: The Media, ISIS and Antiquities, A Special Report from the Committee for Cultural Policy (December 2017)

$5 Million Reward Trafficking in Oil and Antiquities Benefitting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

Forfeiture Complain US v One Gold Ring Images on a Computer Abu Sayyaf

Homeland Security – Report that Antiquities Sales Is Major ISIS Funding Source Disputed by Authorities (January 2017)

Dutch Police – Cultural Property War Crimes and Islamic State (September 2016)

IADAA – New Developments: No Evidence of Trade in Ancient Art Funding ISIS

IADAA – Operation Pandora Shows that Europe is Not a Haven for Cultural Property Looted from War Zones (March 2017)

ICSR Report – Caliphate in Decline: An Estimate of Islamic States Financial Fortunes

6. Numismatic Related

IAPN and PNG Comment on China MOU (2013)

ACCG Comment on  China MOU (April 2013)

ACCG – CPAC 2013 China MOU – Ancient Coin Collectors Guild

ANS Magazine – Ancient Coins and the Cultural Property Debate

7. ATADA – Native American and International Ethnographic Art

ATADA Commentary Algeria MOU (2018)

ATADA Comment on Libya MOU (July, 2017)

ATADA Testimony on STOP Act of 2016 (October 2016)

ATADA Position Regarding the STOP Act of 2016

CCP Blog Post – Pause Before STOP 2: Proposed Art Law Would Harm Museums, Collectors, and Tribes (June 2017)

CCP Blog Post – Two Dangerous Bills Fail: STOP and TAAR Die in Committee (December 2016)

ATADA’s Position Regarding the STOP Act – S.1400

8. United Nations and International Policies and Instruments

Security Council Resolution 1483 (May 2003)

9. Human Rights

2016 Human Rights Reports – Secretary’s Preface

Cambodia 2016 Human Rights Report

Iraq 2016 Human Rights Report

Libya 2015 Human Rights Report

Mali 2016 Human Rights Report

Syria 2016 Human Rights Report

10. Association of Art Museum Directors

AAMD Comment for Honduras Request MOU Renewal (2018)

AAMD Comment Ecuador Request for MOU (2018)

AAMD Comment China Request for MOU Renewal (2018)

AAMD Comment Bulgaria Request for MOU (2018)

AAMD Comment Algeria Request for MOU (2018)

Report of the AAMD Task Force on the Acquisition of Archaeological Materials and Ancient Art

AAMD – Professional Practices in Art Museums (2011)

Report of the AAMD Task Force on the Acquisition of Archaeological Materials and Ancient Art (2004)

AAMD – Introduction to the Revisions to the 2008 Guidelines on the Acquisition of Archaeological Material and Ancient Art (January 2013)

AAMD – MOU Between the US and Guatemala Interim Review (September 2015)

Protocols for Safe Havens for Works of Cultural Significance from Countries in Crisis (September 2015)

Art Museums and the Identification and Restitution of Works Stolen by Nazis (May 2007)

AAMD – Comment 1493 Protect & Preserve Cultural Property (April 2015)

AAMD Comment on Bulgaria MOU (2011)

AAMD Comment on Mali MOU (2012)

AAMD Comment on Guatemala MOU (2012)

AAMD Comment on Belize MOU (2014)

AAMD Comment on Cambodia MOU (2013)

AAMD Comment on Bolivia MOU (2014)

AAMD Comment on China MOU (2013)

AAMD Comment 0n Egypt MOU (2014)

AAMD Comment on El Salvador MOU (2015)

AAMD Comment on Italy MOU (2015)

AAMD Comment on Nicaragua MOU (2015)

AAMD Comment on Cyprus MOU (2016)

AAMD Comment on Greece MOU (2016)

AAMD Comment on Peru MOU (2016)

AAMD Comment on Belize MOU (2017)

AAMD Comment on Libya MOU (2017)

AAMD Comment on Guatemala MOU (2017)

AAMD Comment on Cambodia MOU (2013)

Introduction to the Revisions to the 2008 Guidelines on the Acquisition of Archaeological Material and Ancient Art (2013)

Comment and Analysis on AAMD Guidelines – Houghton, Levinthal – This is Not the Way to Deal (April 2013)

AAMD – International Exchange of Cultural Artifacts

AAMD – Comments Regarding Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Revision of the Section 4(d) Rule for the African Elephant

AAMD – Policy on Deaccessioning (June 2010)

AAMD – Report on Acquisition of Archaeological Materials and Ancient Art (June 2008)

AAMD – Report on the Stewardship and Acquisition of Sacred Objects (August 2006)

Letter from Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Greece MOU (May 2016)

Association of Art Museum Directors Sanctions Delaware Art Museum (June 2014)

AAMD – IRS Substantiation Proposal (December 2015)

AAMD Comment on El Salvador MOU (October 2014)

11. U.S. Agreements on Cultural Heritage

CPAC Request by Libya for MOU

MOU – Between the US and CAMBODIA (September 2003)

Designated List – Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Material of Syria (August 2016)

Designated List – Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Material of Egypt (December 2016)

MOU between ASOR and Libya (July 2017)