The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) is in charge of Israel’s antiquities and antiquity sites, their excavation, preservation, conservation, study and publication thereof, as well as the country’s antiquity treasures.
The Israel Antiquities Authority will serve as the leading professional body for the study of the archaeology of Eretz-Israel. It will preserve, conserve and study the archaeological heritage of the country at the highest scientific level, and will maintain a balance between development needs and antiquities preservation.
The Israel Antiquities Authority will aim to increase public awareness and interest in the country's archaeological heritage.
The Israel Antiquities Authority will encourage the professional capabilities of its employees and their obligations to the organization and its goals.