Antiquities Coalition #CultureUnderThreat , April 2016
Ms. Hoffman had the privilege of working with the Antiquities Coalition Task Force to produce a report addressing #CultureUnderThreat: Recommendations for the U.S. Government. The report was launched on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in Washington D.C.
Culture has become a weapon of war and a fundraising tool for violent extremist organizations across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). millions of archaeological, historic, and religious sites in the MENA region are under threat from organized plunder or destruction from armed conflict and violent extremist organizations.
The #CultureUnderThreat Task Force was convened by the Antiquities Coalition, the Asia Society, and the Middle East Institute to explore solutions to this growing crisis and serve as an ongoing resource to policy makers. This report details the current situation and puts forward a series of recommendations for the U.S. Government, international community, and art market that address the core issues.