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 : Chunks of British Parliament go on sale—Historic Pugin floor tiles available for £200 a piece… https://t.co/50mgPbfOgt
    Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 15:24
  • @global_her Absolute nonsense. Just more opportunism aimed at de-legitimizing collecting. Dictatorial and auth… https://t.co/N6zqzfUdKt
    Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 11:28
  • @global_her RT : Please RT and Share! #MesAynak: Corruption, Copper and a Nation’s Heritage https://t.co/HSonxHXO7P https://t.co/V021ZRBmt0
    Monday, October 1, 2018 - 16:29
  • @global_her The Elgin Marbles have been in the UK so long they are now part of the UK's national patrimony. They we… https://t.co/zIA34DRYr0
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 16:48
  • @global_her RT : Chinese Art Heists: Purloined Treasures: Historical Memory and ‘Stealing it Back’. Read more here:… https://t.co/9y6hYVd0PD
    Monday, September 24, 2018 - 14:29
  • @global_her RT : ACCG has sought rehearing of the 4th Circuit’s forfeiture decision on Constitutional grounds. https://t.co/Ei14gemfxL
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 15:20
  • @global_her RT : ACCG seeks rehearing of 4th Circuit Decision: https://t.co/2wIeWMpu9U
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:40
  • @global_her The Art Market reacts positively to Trump Administration decision to spare art, antiques and antiquities from Chine… https://t.co/gMeOnCTToc
    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 15:26
  • @global_her Antiquities Trade Gazette on art and antiquities being saved from tariffs. https://t.co/1zdztxG3xA
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 18:17
  • @global_her The issue is whether the added red tape will hurt the long term viability of auction hous… https://t.co/2Apho2wrTm
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 17:37
  • @global_her Full report on important issue that faced the art trade. https://t.co/kPqGu1BfgT
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 16:27
  • @global_her The quote comes from Michael VanRijn, who as you know, does not have the best reputation himself. I… https://t.co/mbtFXc09rf
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 15:22
  • @global_her GHA and its sister organization CCP submitted testimony to USTR asking that tariffs not be applied t… https://t.co/521TEqDMxJ
    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 07:46
  • @global_her RT : On using eminent domain proceedings to buy people's businesses in order to tear them down and excavate under them. https://t.co/vfWRVtVxlq
    Friday, September 14, 2018 - 10:27
  • @global_her It's interesting that the major "victim" mentioned was and is an Imperial Power that has abused minor… https://t.co/EWi5mHiG1M
    Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:47
  • @global_her RT : Begin of next week, German experts and #unesco will carry out an expert mission Brazil - international cultural pol… https://t.co/U0hBaG6T4T
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 15:22
  • @global_her Is there any evidence they "shrunk" heads like Amazonian tribes? Probably not, but odd artistic convention.
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 15:18
  • @global_her The information provided has been invaluable in helping to debunk claims by elements within the Iraqi… https://t.co/oOPbNrKVbs
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:26
  • @global_her Interesting! https://t.co/lXFnRdVGvp
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 12:26
  • @global_her RT : A museum is a nice start, but facilitating a legal coin trade, as in most countries, could help tourism, small busi… https://t.co/7R8VZPFAYh
    Friday, September 7, 2018 - 16:50