Our cultural heritage mission focuses on improving Afghan capacity and contributing to international efforts to preserve Afghanistan cultural heritage and protect archeological antiquities, rehabilitate Afghanistan museums, and assist Afghanistan in recovering and restoring its smuggled artifacts through projects such as the Mes Aynak Project and Afghanistan National museum projects. In particular, we have developed programs to expand the professional skills of Afghan archaeologists, conservators and museum specialists, and improve the venues where they work. By doing so, we promote the establishment of long-lasting professional relationships between Afghanistan’s cultural heritage community and international institutions in the United States and around the world.
We engage in Advocacy and Capacity Building; conducting cultural heritage awareness campaigns; participate in international working groups related to cultural heritage; participate in archaeological site assessments; support the professional development of cultural heritage professionals; nominate qualified Afghans for the US government International Visitors Leadership and Exchange Programs, and provide collections, equipment and professional development support to Government of afghan organizations that fall under the authority of the Ministry of Culture. We also provide Guidance and Assistance to cultural heritage institutions.