The 'United States and twenty other nations of the IA's:sten:1 hemisphere have signed a treaty agreeing to protect. artistic and scientific. institution; auct historical monuments in time of war. The treaty is open for signature by all:. nations.
President Roosevelt oil L,Ignin 016.treaty said, ' We are endeavouring to make of universal application one of the principles vital to the preservation; of modern civilization."
The treaty is the result of an idea first; put forward by Nicholas Roerich, a, Russian artist now living in NOV Vorleo,