Cultural Heritage Center (ECA/P/C)
Washington, DC 20522-0505
Phone: (202) 632-6301
Fax: (202) 632-6300
The Cultural Heritage Center supports the foreign affairs functions of the U.S. Department of State related to the protection and preservation of cultural heritage. It serves as a center of expertise on global cultural heritage protection issues. It administers U.S. responsibilities relating to the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (PDF). The Center also administers the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the Iraq Cultural Heritage Initiative, and special cultural heritage programs.