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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RECENT TWEETS

  • @global_her We need more cultural understanding through collecting… https://t.co/9EFKoZ9Ia2
    Friday, July 20, 2018 - 15:44
  • @global_her What assurances do we have that the study will be unbiased given the long paper trail… https://t.co/y6KLmvTjwT
    Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 17:07
  • @global_her RT : ASOR report on intentional damage to religious sites in Afrin: https://t.co/8JXWPCaQ3k
    Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 11:16
  • @global_her Important article. Ultimate question. Has US cultural policy, which has encouraged nationalistic impulses of auth… https://t.co/U6xy3al8RP
    Monday, July 9, 2018 - 13:05
  • @global_her RT : Anti-trade archaeological advocacy groups, cultural bureaucrats and MENA dictatorships like Egypt are not only expl… https://t.co/ghnMa9KMOA
    Friday, July 6, 2018 - 08:44
  • @global_her Important article by former CPAC member Kate FitzGibbon about how the process for imposing import restrictions on c… https://t.co/BQXlLIrJth
    Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 08:38
  • @global_her RT : Fitting memorial to sailors who died in one of RN’s greatest losses in WWII. Irony, Hood named after Admiral who d… https://t.co/4c9GBOc0R6
    Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 09:57
  • @global_her Not sure whether this effort to impose costly and time consuming AML regulations on the art and antiquities trade i… https://t.co/deNUoCPnw1
    Friday, June 29, 2018 - 14:20
  • @global_her Cultural heritage preservation or effort to end a trade proponents dislike through strangling regulation? https://t.co/sn47dglPDZ
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 16:57
  • @global_her Not accusing archaeologists of anything, but if same red flags apply to their activities, especially in… https://t.co/aEbFawicAS
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 17:53
  • @global_her I also understand that archaeologists working in such countries don't use checks or credit cards but ca… https://t.co/nsczDL10F5
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 17:43
  • @global_her The Antiquities Coalition has cited reports about industries that are subject to possible money launder… https://t.co/gWkNjCNNdP
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 17:40
  • @global_her Archaeologists excavating in countries with rampant terrorism and corruption are much more likely to be… https://t.co/POaLPgxLsK
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 17:28
  • @global_her Likely not evidence of money laundering but problems with the statistics themselves. Wh… https://t.co/TkmrJbXxvF
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 17:20
  • @global_her RT : Update: Art Trade Reacts to Threatened Bank Secrecy Act: Anti-Money Laundering Bill Advances in US House of Represe… https://t.co/xqrwsQawJd
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 16:57
  • @global_her But should US repatriate artifacts to Assad's murderous regime which has also done… https://t.co/MowuxVVwa1
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 13:04
  • @global_her This report is another in a series that relied heavily on academic input. Meanwhile, trade representatives were no… https://t.co/hu41zAFyJp
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 09:29
  • @global_her Apples and oranges. The real question is whether the costs in time and money to small business are… https://t.co/GePsd1BngB
    Monday, June 18, 2018 - 14:07
  • @global_her More draconian legislation predicated on debunked claims that art is a major funding source for terrorism. https://t.co/9b2skRNA5x
    Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:21
  • @global_her Before jumping on the bandwagon at #ArtBSA to require small businesses that sell art and antiquities to comply wit… https://t.co/NNqMEjQn20
    Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:11