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 Maybe this really suggests the tough laws in these countries that declare everything state pro… https://t.co/uDBZIJXvXI
    Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 12:40
  • @global_her RT : Over 10 years ago, the ACCG offered Afghanistan help to create a website to raise awareness that militias had evide… https://t.co/zTLc6rZ7Oy
    Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:01
  • @global_her Apples and oranges. Has nothing to do with requiring production of export permits from Egypt for examp… https://t.co/RUiMbWaQju
    Monday, August 6, 2018 - 17:26
  • @global_her Why do you think requiring production of non existent export permits ex post facto or shifting the burd… https://t.co/C5q4sBJuhM
    Monday, August 6, 2018 - 15:44
  • @global_her Should the US recognize any rights of authoritarian MENA governments to the artifacts of their displaced Jewish and… https://t.co/mHOROSD65Q
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 18:30
  • @global_her Cultural vandalism in the name of protecting elephants. https://t.co/C6PQZ1wmu0
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 15:20
  • @global_her Global Heritage Alliance has been busy lobbying for the interests of museums, collectors and the trade. For more,… https://t.co/ph4VS94okW
    Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:48
  • @global_her Understandable why dealer caved given litigation costs/threat… https://t.co/VJUQWm9PWA
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 14:19
  • @global_her RT : Proposed tariffs on Chinese art! July 27, 2018 is the due date for filing requests to appear and a summary of expec… https://t.co/8juu6b9fc0
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 14:09
  • @global_her Nostalgia for Hot Wheels toy cars: https://t.co/quK8WzJ5Yz
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 13:31
  • @global_her We need more cultural understanding through collecting… https://t.co/9EFKoZ9Ia2
    Friday, July 20, 2018 - 15:44
  • @global_her What assurances do we have that the study will be unbiased given the long paper trail… https://t.co/y6KLmvTjwT
    Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 17:07
  • @global_her RT : ASOR report on intentional damage to religious sites in Afrin: https://t.co/8JXWPCaQ3k
    Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 11:16
  • @global_her Important article. Ultimate question. Has US cultural policy, which has encouraged nationalistic impulses of auth… https://t.co/U6xy3al8RP
    Monday, July 9, 2018 - 13:05
  • @global_her RT : Anti-trade archaeological advocacy groups, cultural bureaucrats and MENA dictatorships like Egypt are not only expl… https://t.co/ghnMa9KMOA
    Friday, July 6, 2018 - 08:44
  • @global_her Important article by former CPAC member Kate FitzGibbon about how the process for imposing import restrictions on c… https://t.co/BQXlLIrJth
    Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 08:38
  • @global_her RT : Fitting memorial to sailors who died in one of RN’s greatest losses in WWII. Irony, Hood named after Admiral who d… https://t.co/4c9GBOc0R6
    Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 09:57
  • @global_her Not sure whether this effort to impose costly and time consuming AML regulations on the art and antiquities trade i… https://t.co/deNUoCPnw1
    Friday, June 29, 2018 - 14:20
  • @global_her Cultural heritage preservation or effort to end a trade proponents dislike through strangling regulation? https://t.co/sn47dglPDZ
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 16:57
  • @global_her Not accusing archaeologists of anything, but if same red flags apply to their activities, especially in… https://t.co/aEbFawicAS
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 17:53