«We think globally & operate/research locally»
We believe that:
- Cultural heritage is one of the basic elements of human civilization, it cannot be protected merely on a national basis - international cooperation is essential.
- The unlawful excavations and the illicit trafficking of antiquities destroys information and hinders historical and scientific study, they eliminate the sources of our collective memory and are therefore an offence to humanity.
- A satisfactory level of archaeological heritage legal protection can only be achievable through a close collaboration of Governments, lawyers, archaeologists and museum specialists, as well as representatives from the private sector who can play a key role in its success.