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 : "Action list" is posted by Brazil's for those who want to help resuscitate the fire-ravaged institut… https://t.co/v62ExbfX2D
    Friday, September 7, 2018 - 16:02
  • @global_her The losses are being totaled up and they just confirm how serious they were. https://t.co/WLB2MSdY9n
    Friday, September 7, 2018 - 10:07
  • @global_her Why no mention of Assad regime's destruction of cultural patrimony? Mention of an air strike damagin… https://t.co/cQVpk9VCUi
    Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 14:25
  • @global_her Good article, but ignores the obvious point that sole reliance on uncertain government funding is a recipe for disa… https://t.co/QE7gdPdSsf
    Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 12:26
  • @global_her Big surprise! Recovered Dorothy's ruby slippers have more in common with Smithsonian's pair than you might think. https://t.co/sr92sB3wSP
    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 14:14
  • @global_her RT : Some good news. And of course there are thousands of Brazilian historical coins in public and private collections… https://t.co/TZ7C9weamx
    Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 16:57
  • @global_her RT : Thankfully, the Brazilian National Coin Collection appears safe in another location, the National Historical Museum… https://t.co/f6QeS2mAOq
    Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 16:18
  • @global_her A picture worth 1000 words. https://t.co/reKbxJwKO6
    Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 14:57
  • @global_her RT : If you have photos or videos from a visit to Brazil's National Museum, museum studies students are collecting them… https://t.co/uA4U9bFgSG
    Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 14:24
  • @global_her A cultural tragedy that stems from under funding and corruption. https://t.co/sAKTwk4aH3
    Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 14:24
  • @global_her Chinese government agents "stealing back" art from Western museums? https://t.co/ytZHo4PIBy
    Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:48
  • @global_her RT : Textile patterns designed by Sogdian weavers in China between the Han and Tang dynasties (220-618 AD). https://t.co/f21qZSAYVX
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 13:33
  • @global_her RT : A Culture Destroyed: China Expunges Uyghur Identity: China Interns A Million or More Muslims in ‘Re-education’ Camp… https://t.co/c8ZGNVXyZV
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 13:31
  • @global_her Where is the outrage from other cultural heritage advocacy groups lik… https://t.co/Uvs2p9VF5b
    Monday, August 27, 2018 - 16:08
  • @global_her Maybe today's political discourse is not that bad historically speaking and maybe the Romans were not that noble af… https://t.co/WEJQhmJzOh
    Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:55
  • @global_her NY Times on proposed tariffs on Chinese Art: https://t.co/OZwtnOQ8qy
    Friday, August 24, 2018 - 13:05
  • @global_her and Committee for will be represented at today's USTR hearing arguing for the art marke… https://t.co/vciDaPjPwv
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 13:24
  • @global_her Lots of interest in proposed tariffs on Chinese art. https://t.co/QFIoYDK78x
    Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 13:30
  • @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