Key Issues

International

AAMD works on a range of international issues, including:

  • Interaction with foreign embassies located in Washington DC on issues of cultural property
  • Cultural property questions and rules regarding the importation and collection of archaeological materials and ancient art
  • Foreign sovereign immunity
  • Immunity from seizure and suit for works borrowed from foreign lenders
  • Restitution issues related to Holocaust spoliation
  • Educational programs on provenance research through seminars, workshops and fellowships

 

AAMD also organizes public discussions around topics of interest to art museum leaders, stakeholders, and audiences. Recent panels include:

 

Recent AAMD testimony to government agencies on international issues are available in the side bar to the right, along with congressional letters about legislation regarding international issues.

Download Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Travel Ban (PDF, 175kB)
Download 4th Circuit Amicus Brief on Travel Ban (PDF, 89kB)
Download 9th Circuit Amicus Brief on Travel Ban (PDF, 429kB)
Download AAMD Statement to CPAC on Proposed Extension of Guatemala -US MOU (PDF, 97kB)
Download AAMD Statement to CPAC on Proposed Extension of Belize-US MOU (PDF, 85kB)
Download AAMD Statement to CPAC on Proposed Extension of Mali-US MOU (PDF, 85kB)
Download AAMD Statement to CPAC on Proposed Extension of Peru-US MOU (PDF, 172kB)
Download AAMD Statement to CPAC on Proposed Extension of Cyprus-US MOU (PDF, 168kB)
Download The AAMD and Nazi-Era Claims - A Principled Response (PDF, 38kB)
Download AAMD Letter to Congressman Eliot Engel in Support of S. 1887 (PDF, 160kB)
Download AAMD Letter to Senator Bob Corker in Support of S. 1887 (PDF, 159kB)
Download AAMD Letter to Senator Ben Cardin in Support of S. 1887 (PDF, 160kB)
Download AAMD Letter to Congressman Edward Royce in Support of S. 1887 (PDF, 159kB)
Download Cultural Property Issue Summaries, October 2015 (PDF, 83kB)
Download Comments on Interim Review of the Memorandum of Understanding Between the US and Guatemala (PDF, 55kB)
Download AAMD Statement on H.R. 1493 Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act (PDF, 68kB)
Download AAMD Testimony to CPAC on Request for Extension of MOU from the Government of Italy, 4/2015 (PDF, 113kB)
Download Testimony to CPAC on Request for Extension of MOU from the Government of Italy: Karol Wight, The Corning Museum of Glass, 4/2015 (PDF, 1.94MB)
Download Testimony to CPAC on Request for Extension of MOU from the Government of Italy: Judy Mann, Saint Louis Art Museum, 4/2015 (PDF, 100kB)
Download Statement to CPAC on Proposed Extension of the Bilateral Agreement Between the US and El Salvador, 10/7/14 (PDF, 80kB)
Download Statement of the AAMD Opposing any Bilateral Agreement Between the US and the Arab Republic of Egypt, 6/2/2014 (PDF, 62kB)
Download Testimony to CPAC on Request for Extension of MOU from the Government of Honduras, from AAMD, 10/30/2013 (PDF, 44kB)
Download Testimony to CPAC on Request for Extension of MOU from the Government of Honduras, Dorie Reents-Budet, 10/30/2013 (PDF, 32kB)
Download AAMD Testimony to CPAC on Request for Extension of MOU from the Government of China 4/3/2013 (PDF, 130kB)
Download Dan Monroe Testimony to CPAC on Request for Extension of MOU from the Government of China, 4/3/2013 (PDF, 91kB)
Download Testimony to CPAC to Review Proposal to Extend MOU with Government of Cambodia: Freer and Sackler Galleries, 2/27/2013 (PDF, 118kB)
Download Testimony to CPAC to Review Proposal to Extend MOU with Government of Cambodia: Josh Knerly, 2/27/2013 (PDF, 90kB)
Download Testimony to CPAC on Request for Extension of MOU from Government of Guatemala: Josh Knerly, 4/3/2012 (PDF, 62kB)
Download Testimony to CPAC on Request for Extension of MOU from Government of Mali: Josh Knerly, 4/3/2012 (PDF, 42kB)
Download Testimony to CPAC on Request for Extension of MOU from Government of Guatemala: Kim Rorschach, 4/3/2012 (PDF, 20kB)
Download Testimony to CPAC on Request for Extension of MOU from Government of Mali: Roslyn Walker, 4/2/2012 (PDF, 42kB)
Download Testimony to CPAC on Request for MOU from the Government of Greece: Larry Feinberg, 10/13/2010 (PDF, 38kB)
Download Testimony to CPAC on Request for Extension of MOU from the Government of Columbia: Josh Knerly, 10/12/2010 (PDF, 26kB)