Advocating for museums, art collecting, and a balanced cultural policy

Facilitate lawful trade in cultural artifacts

Promote reasonable due diligence

Promote responsible archaeology

Restore balance in US Government policy in favor of museums and collectors

PRIORITIES

Protect our treasures

Contest efforts to make it easier for the government to seize and forfeit art and antiquities deemed cultural property long in U.S. collections based on obscure foreign laws.

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Facilitate lawful trade in cultural artifacts

We will propose legislative fixes to facilitate lawful trade in cultural artifacts on designated lists openly and legally available for sale and export in other UNESCO state parties.

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End embargos so they don’t hurt legitimate collecting

We will encourage Congressional oversight over the U.S. Customs implementation of import restrictions.

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Protect sacred Native American artifacts and collecting too

Contest efforts to make it easier for the government to seize and forfeit art and antiquities deemed cultural property long in U.S. collections based on obscure foreign laws.

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Promote reasonable due diligence

We encourage all collectors, dealers and museums to exercise reasonable levels of due diligence before purchasing archaeological or ethnological objects. 

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Promote safe harbor for archaeological and ethnological artifacts from war zones

We advocate safe harbor for antiquities and ethnological objects from war zones brought to the U.S. that are held for their protection and display in recognized public institutions, pending their return at such time that peace is reestablished and the object’s safety can be guaranteed.

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    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 12:38
  • @global_her An advocacy group with ties to authoritarian MENA governments wants the US to repatriate Yemeni artif… https://t.co/CdMWYLYbjJ
    Monday, January 7, 2019 - 13:53
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  • @global_her RT : Photographer Lu Guang's recent detention in north-west China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region has sparked a glob… https://t.co/PbSS0OEJAG
    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 16:09
  • @global_her More opportunistic use of the "terrorism card" on behalf of an authoritarian MENA g… https://t.co/Qaa9iUOcNl
    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 14:59
  • @global_her RT : Archaeological advocacy groups with ties to the Yemeni government want the US to approve another MOU with Yemen.… https://t.co/KaCMpg7rbv
    Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 10:34
  • @global_her There are other issues too. Did the law declare… https://t.co/AkHZahmURD
    Friday, December 28, 2018 - 14:45
  • @global_her Be on the lookout for coins stolen from Leu auction house! https://t.co/mYg6O2dJyj
    Friday, December 28, 2018 - 10:17
  • @global_her The repatriated winged seahorse was subsequently stolen from the museum it was repatriated to by its… https://t.co/xmUKwxtAJf
    Friday, December 21, 2018 - 12:38
  • @global_her RT : Read more about our request to the Supreme Court to keep the burden of proof in cultural property forfeiture cases… https://t.co/io5mNbbLQy
    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 09:58
  • @global_her Learn more about a petition for certiorari asking the Supreme Court to step in to place the burden of proof in forf… https://t.co/FgtukzkYwx
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 10:46
  • @global_her Jewish groups have raised serious concerns about the scope of MOUs with MENA countries that have e… https://t.co/OOC4BjUlyE
    Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 16:45
  • @global_her RT : It’s tragic to hear that Erbil Citadel in Iraqi Kurdistan, which has stood for thousands of years & inscribed as a… https://t.co/EiRJzMcQqe
    Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 14:42
  • @global_her RT : 18 Jewish groups send letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the State Department to exclude Jewish art… https://t.co/0bQKFtVXwL
    Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 13:32
  • @global_her Jewish Groups ask Secretary Pompeo to "deny[] broad, excessive import restrictions to nations that have… https://t.co/dr2eBFHPOW
    Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:45
  • @global_her Pros and cons of imposing industry specific AML regulations on art trade. Is the benefits to law enforcement worth… https://t.co/BgXHigOZUA
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 09:47
  • @global_her RT : “Preserve underwater relics of Hong Kong’s past as a 19th-century sea trade hub or risk losing them to reclamation,… https://t.co/VJxQS1mZUS
    Monday, December 10, 2018 - 16:21
  • @global_her RT : Mwatana for Human Rights report on the Destruction of Yemen’s History and culture: Civilian Atrocities and Leveling… https://t.co/tudbyNXZVm
    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:42
  • @global_her But the Egyptian letter asks for export certificates that as explained above likely no longer exist… https://t.co/WVXSb2ZlTS
    Friday, November 30, 2018 - 14:25
  • @global_her Antiquities laws are not made in a vacuum. They reflect the values of the government that promulgated them. Egyp… https://t.co/p5kPo85uFv
    Friday, November 30, 2018 - 13:16