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 Jewish groups have raised serious concerns about the scope of MOUs with MENA countries that have e… https://t.co/OOC4BjUlyE
    Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 16:45
  • @global_her RT : It’s tragic to hear that Erbil Citadel in Iraqi Kurdistan, which has stood for thousands of years & inscribed as a… https://t.co/EiRJzMcQqe
    Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 14:42
  • @global_her RT : 18 Jewish groups send letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the State Department to exclude Jewish art… https://t.co/0bQKFtVXwL
    Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 13:32
  • @global_her Jewish Groups ask Secretary Pompeo to "deny[] broad, excessive import restrictions to nations that have… https://t.co/dr2eBFHPOW
    Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:45
  • @global_her Pros and cons of imposing industry specific AML regulations on art trade. Is the benefits to law enforcement worth… https://t.co/BgXHigOZUA
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 09:47
  • @global_her RT : “Preserve underwater relics of Hong Kong’s past as a 19th-century sea trade hub or risk losing them to reclamation,… https://t.co/VJxQS1mZUS
    Monday, December 10, 2018 - 16:21
  • @global_her RT : Mwatana for Human Rights report on the Destruction of Yemen’s History and culture: Civilian Atrocities and Leveling… https://t.co/tudbyNXZVm
    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:42
  • @global_her But the Egyptian letter asks for export certificates that as explained above likely no longer exist… https://t.co/WVXSb2ZlTS
    Friday, November 30, 2018 - 14:25
  • @global_her Antiquities laws are not made in a vacuum. They reflect the values of the government that promulgated them. Egyp… https://t.co/p5kPo85uFv
    Friday, November 30, 2018 - 13:16
  • @global_her Why do you think this should be "an easy request to fulfill?" Egypt allowed artifacts to be legally… https://t.co/V46otZV7Fa
    Friday, November 30, 2018 - 13:12
  • @global_her Important civil forfeiture case to be decided by US Supreme Court: https://t.co/hNauzVbWBX
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 14:28
  • @global_her Article seems to suggest provisions on cultural heritage heavily influ… https://t.co/epZxF25nma
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 18:04
  • @global_her RT : Are We in for a Flood of “Sleeper” Claims? A return after 80 years of source country delay highlights museum and de… https://t.co/EnMePat0Lt
    Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 14:37
  • @global_her The folklore aspects of this are somewhat interesting, but lots of speculation here. Dubi… https://t.co/F8iU8ze0uT
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 17:09
  • @global_her Good mention of lack of commitment to conservation, and need to include views of indigenous groups. But no discuss… https://t.co/tB7uZxFnZD
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 17:00
  • @global_her This goes back to grossly overblown claims that ISIS funded itself with looted antiquities.… https://t.co/B9plEVZriy
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 16:40
  • @global_her More grasping at straws: "Although the report--...is silent on the topic of IFF's relationship to… https://t.co/y9SZir38Nv
    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 14:56
  • @global_her Keep your sticker, I'll have a slice of booze filled cake that says I voted.... https://t.co/E02RLub3MV
    Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 13:54
  • @global_her "Unfortunately, the evidence is quite strong that the relief wa… https://t.co/PU5GxhE0ip
    Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 09:53
  • @global_her Needs to be far more effort expended in facilitating lawful trade in addition to clamping down on… https://t.co/7WVVdCsw0v
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 11:08