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 Want to hear more about efforts to regulate the art trade? On May 21, GHA's executive director will be moderating… https://t.co/JCWmEvmm1x
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:42
  • @global_her RT : Analysis from our archive: Church and State disagree over management of religious heritage in France #NotreDame https://t.co/wZTlQIql38
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 13:53
  • @global_her Fire has devastated Notre-Dame. The Cathedral was desecrated during the French Revolution, but was restored in the… https://t.co/RK5ACaRv8M
    Monday, April 15, 2019 - 17:00
  • @global_her Bill introduced to help protect and preserve access to Christian and Jewish heritage in MENA states: https://t.co/F4sgmK185s
    Friday, April 12, 2019 - 10:19
  • @global_her Morocco is an exception to how most MENA countries treat Jewish artifacts. https://t.co/GdqtHQi8PN
    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:06
  • @global_her RT : Zombie Statistics/Policy Based Evidence have been exploited by archaeological advocacy groups to push through legis… https://t.co/s3HROq9vIw
    Monday, April 8, 2019 - 09:34
  • @global_her RT : The State Department, supported by archaeological advocacy groups, rammed through a MOU for Libya on behalf of the… https://t.co/fU1eOo6pTm
    Monday, April 8, 2019 - 09:33
  • @global_her Jewish refugees express deep concerns about proposal for US Government to ratify Saudi-allied Yemeni Government's c… https://t.co/1DItiiQqtj
    Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:30
  • @global_her Zombie statistics have been used to promote policies damaging to the legitimate trade in cultural artifacts. Befo… https://t.co/jFVTbJ1twy
    Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:05
  • @global_her "Proving" the connection that has eluded the archaeological lobby in real life? https://t.co/0YnxxbWEs4
    Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 09:41
  • @global_her Kate FitzGibbon spoke for both Global Heritage Alliance and Committee for Cultural Policy… https://t.co/1THGwPAsql
    Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 16:55
  • @global_her Turkish leader wants to turn Hagia Sophia back into a mosque: https://t.co/qr4HpTsGxu If so, what happens to all the Christian mosaics?
    Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:25
  • @global_her This has already been done to at least one former Greek Orthodox church later Mosque that was converted… https://t.co/lHMCT4ZQiw
    Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:02
  • @global_her Not liquid. Not the best money laundering vehicle.
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 15:51
  • @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