In the 1980s Maxwell L. Anderson, then in Atlanta, was involved with "The Emory University Museum International Loan Project" (or EUMILOP for short). The aims of EUMILOP were as follows:
- "to encourage substantive cooperative efforts between archaeological museums and sites in this country [sc. USA] and abroad."
- "With a view toward the future, when acquisitions of antiquities will become increasingly difficult for American museums owing to financial and ethical considerations, loan projects of this kind will provide one avenue for American museums with limited resources."
It has taken twenty years to move from Anderson's prophetic vision to the radical revision of the AAMD's acquisition policy.