SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone
SAFE/Saving Antiquities for Everyone is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving cultural heritage worldwide. Our mission is to raise public awareness about the irreversible damage that results from looting, smuggling and trading illicit antiquities. We promote respect for the laws and treaties that enable nations to protect their cultural property and preserve humanity’s most precious non-renewable resource: the intact evidence of our undiscovered past.
By creating educational programs and media campaigns in partnership with academia and the communications, legal and law enforcement communities, SAFE encourages ethical behavior to stop the trade in illicit antiquities from destroying the history that belongs to us all.
We espouse accurate, professional research combined with dynamic outreach and public education. We value positive, collaborative, innovative projects driven by passionate and determined individuals. With a positive approach, we offer concrete ways to invest in the shared stewardship of the world's cultural heritage.
SAFE envisions a world in which looting and destruction of cultural heritage sites and the marketing and collecting of undocumented artifacts from such sites will be unthinkable.
While the impetus to found SAFE was the ransacking of the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad, our efforts are global. SAFE has no political affiliations.