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 : An Amateur Treasure Hunter May Get a Huge Payout After Uncovering an Iron Age Chariot That Has Floored Experts | ar… https://t.co/sEB1R8NWIJ
    Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 13:30
  • @global_her Former Egyptian Finance Minister's brother arrested for smuggling antiquities and coins to Italy in a diplomatic po… https://t.co/W6KH6unexj
    Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 09:59
  • @global_her Cong. Engel wants an end to US assistance to the Yemeni Gov't over its bombing campaign. That campaign has destroy… https://t.co/S7NOyXvFmj
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 18:25
  • @global_her RT : Polyresin Indian Gods Made-in-China: A Cultural Property Parable. Read more here: https://t.co/hD6PB95yS3 https://t.co/MFukkBqCDv
    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 14:56
  • @global_her The should have invited Jewish groups and collector/trade advocacy groups. Any real di… https://t.co/smjPS5hAbC
    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 13:36
  • @global_her RT : While the Pisco Sour cocktail evokes a sense of pride in Peru (there's even a national holiday for it there), it's… https://t.co/xbUtf83Q3S
    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 09:43
  • @global_her Here is a link to the UN info. From a blogger that is certainly not pro-trade: https://t.co/LXtOROi6br
    Monday, February 11, 2019 - 14:09
  • @global_her Only hard evidence cited by GAO, this "Sales receipts indicated the terrorist group had… https://t.co/yA8tEiMRdq
    Monday, February 11, 2019 - 14:07
  • @global_her UN experts recently expressed doubts ISIS funded itself with stolen antiquities. GAO and others reac… https://t.co/Nx4b0zvLpO
    Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:46
  • @global_her RT : The Supreme Court will vote on ACCG's cert. petition this Friday, 2/15/19. Although SCOTUS denies all but 1-2% of s… https://t.co/5ywVgyKBdI
    Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:35
  • @global_her If there is no discussion of Yemeni/Saudi bombing of cultural sites and museums or Yem… https://t.co/pCsASecx43
    Friday, February 8, 2019 - 13:12
  • @global_her If there is no discussion of Yemeni/Saudi bombing of cultural sites a… https://t.co/DQRzVOVepG
    Friday, February 8, 2019 - 11:38
  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Observer: Public Consultation on Proposed Changes to UK's Treasure Act https://t.co/jZmXL8JSLR
    Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:12
  • @global_her RT : So why does Chair Engel want to repatriate artifacts of Yemen’s displaced Jewish populatio… https://t.co/ODm3PlczL1
    Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:11
  • @global_her RT : Please consider commenting. Proposals relating to permits, criminal sanctions that shift the burden of proof, and d… https://t.co/3heQsh0Xya
    Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 09:45
  • @global_her RT : UK to Change Treasure Act – New Restrictions Proposed. Numismatic groups and metal detectorists especially encoura… https://t.co/d0WCcjklDY
    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 15:38
  • @global_her What are your thoughts about "self-help" measures of activists to tear down/destroy Confederate statues in the USA?
    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 09:51
  • @global_her RT : Gaslighting 101: Trade Blamed When Saudis Bomb Yemen Heritage Sites. Read more here: https://t.co/nRMeivLtwP https://t.co/o75OoNkubZ
    Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 15:18
  • @global_her Reap what you sow? Penn has supported repatriations of cultural heritage. Penn also hosts students from the PRC, a… https://t.co/ijKzSEuOy5
    Monday, February 4, 2019 - 17:30
  • @global_her Yemeni Government and allied archaeological advocacy groups blame trade for encouraging looting as a smokescreen fo… https://t.co/WRkyNfs5BL
    Monday, February 4, 2019 - 15:12