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 RT : EU 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive Program Notes: “How Not to Go to Jail” Program By Experts Gregor Kleinknecht… https://t.co/j1RaYcslsW
    Friday, March 22, 2019 - 09:32
  • @global_her RT : Dying Arts: Hong Kong’s Last Hand-Painted Porcelain Workshop via https://t.co/DHHeVmgzFa
    Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:26
  • @global_her Collecting on a grand scale lives. Nice profile of a prominent collector/dealer: https://t.co/n1sXV8pnzH
    Friday, March 15, 2019 - 11:14
  • @global_her RT : Railroad enthusiasts are losing it today because has announced the schedule for the return of Big Boy… https://t.co/cOuVTf9ASu
    Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 17:23
  • @global_her RT : New National Gallery of Art director Kaywin Feldman reveals her aspirations for the museum … https://t.co/bB0OEppjUS
    Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 16:58
  • @global_her Materials stolen from museums already subject to detention and seizure under US law. Proposed MOU r… https://t.co/4oaS24FC5K
    Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 14:30
  • @global_her RT : “People are testing the limits, seeing how far we can push back," said one resident of Deraa, which is now under Ru… https://t.co/fCrLd673OY
    Monday, March 11, 2019 - 17:03
  • @global_her Our Executive Director will be speaking at this upcoming event in New York City regarding proposed regulation of th… https://t.co/MEgbKwY3xh
    Monday, March 11, 2019 - 09:47
  • @global_her Downplays Yemeni/Saudi destruction of cultural sites. Wrongly claims restrictions won't ha… https://t.co/nFUudbNJVx
    Friday, March 8, 2019 - 10:00
  • @global_her RT : A 700 plus hoard of Axumite and Roman gold coins was stolen from the museum in Aden by one of the factions in Yemen… https://t.co/vHqUP0Zt84
    Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 16:02
  • @global_her These materials would be subject to return even without import restriction… https://t.co/lqnSRpL4pm
    Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:22
  • @global_her RT : Care is taken not to disrupt legitimate trade? That assumes un… https://t.co/AWvJmUabJG
    Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 09:53
  • @global_her RT : Might also note Yemen never bothered to undertake even basic re… https://t.co/dOBCCCOvH4
    Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 09:53
  • @global_her RT : Incomplete report. Little discussion of Saudi/Yemeni bombing o… https://t.co/fGeFcIBQEk
    Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 09:53
  • @global_her RT : Birds of a feather. Both love the state ownership and control model over everything old. Not communism, but natio… https://t.co/Y2C00Tsfui
    Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 13:04
  • @global_her MOUs have devolved into special interest program for cultural bureaucracies of nationalistic/… https://t.co/9SQDdqUWDG
    Monday, March 4, 2019 - 17:46
  • @global_her CPAC Public Session on proposed MOU with Jordan on 4/1: https://t.co/ZlFuwkogjA
    Monday, March 4, 2019 - 17:25
  • @global_her MOUs are a special interest program for foreign cultural bureaucracies and the archaeologists who ge… https://t.co/G2zQ0ozGoc
    Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:26
  • @global_her "Importantly, an MOU does not affect the legal trade in art and antiquities."-- absolute nonsense.… https://t.co/0hrYKGvRoN
    Friday, March 1, 2019 - 10:17
  • @global_her GHA and its sister organization, CCP, supported the Guild's appeal. Hopefully, another Court more interested in st… https://t.co/v3UmTVYgbt
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 16:20