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 But where should they be repatriated to? https://t.co/UxRhPQi2vs
    Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 09:44
  • @global_her Good question. https://t.co/2PkkdGFPcN
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:12
  • @global_her Very few comments so far on Proposed Renewal of China MOU and new MOU with Ecuador. Comment period closes 4/15. S… https://t.co/jKL6ekeogO
    Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 14:17
  • @global_her Flood? What nonsense! And it should be noted Manahattan DA's repatriations re… https://t.co/ED6G3AOeac
    Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 14:06
  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Agreements and the Rights of Ethnic Minorities in the Middle East: A Disturbing Pattern of MOUs:… https://t.co/ovFTRoJflr
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 15:31
  • @global_her RT : CCP and GHA Testimony on renewal of US embargo on art of China & Tibet submitted to CPAC, on the Request for Renewa… https://t.co/7BKhBTX1jg
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 13:39
  • @global_her RT : There are still a few more days to ask the State Department bureaucracy why it keeps Americans from importing Chine… https://t.co/uYXJwjTdcW
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:07
  • @global_her More culture creep! Comment now or you your ability to freely collect Latin American coins and medals, manuscripts… https://t.co/7OW3ckyJoJ
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 11:46
  • @global_her So "preservationists" are really above all "repatriationists" in all circumstances? Glad Congress does… https://t.co/lfdjLDi19M
    Friday, April 6, 2018 - 10:36
  • @global_her Ultimate question, how much did antiquities bring in and how did that compare with othe… https://t.co/uhiDEnuMAA
    Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 17:15
  • @global_her Report on ISIS financing barely mentions antiquities: https://t.co/XR64kHmEXb ISIS may have exploited antiquities-… https://t.co/32QycYl7B3
    Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 17:07
  • @global_her RT : Ask CPAC: Why should U.S. Customs interdict common Chinese cash coins that may or may not have been found in China… https://t.co/NIu8O3PW7r
    Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 15:46
  • @global_her RT : Weird Series of Maps: If The Roman Empire was a TV Series. Kinda Cure History Humor. Source: https://t.co/NZcEYeELpW https://t.co/kb8DFXtT67
    Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 12:47
  • @global_her AIA to celebrate MOU with Libya: https://t.co/BLNvFd0heY But what should Jewish and Christian groups think? https://t.co/HJLM5QOwmv
    Monday, April 2, 2018 - 16:37
  • @global_her RT : No wonder why DOS rushing through renewal of China MOU. Anyone who really studies it will quickly determine any be… https://t.co/4GddbVDpvd
    Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:05
  • @global_her The point is China MOU proponents will no doubt pitch this exhibit as an exemplar of cultural exchange… https://t.co/ojlLBouYBk
    Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:04
  • @global_her "Cultural exchange" Chinese style. Says a lot about the MOU with China. US museum-goer forks over good $ to see f… https://t.co/lgDeUXo9e8
    Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:50
  • @global_her RT : Once again, short public notice period on a major renewal (China) and yet more restrictions (Ecuador). https://t.co/rrxWcqBuzr
    Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:33
  • @global_her More Bitcoin use!… https://t.co/43tjks4n3p
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:52
  • @global_her She implies Bitcoin… https://t.co/WId3o4oV1j
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:39