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 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
  • @global_her I also understand that archaeologists working in such countries don't use checks or credit cards but ca… https://t.co/nsczDL10F5
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 17:43
  • @global_her The Antiquities Coalition has cited reports about industries that are subject to possible money launder… https://t.co/gWkNjCNNdP
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 17:40
  • @global_her Archaeologists excavating in countries with rampant terrorism and corruption are much more likely to be… https://t.co/POaLPgxLsK
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 17:28
  • @global_her Likely not evidence of money laundering but problems with the statistics themselves. Wh… https://t.co/TkmrJbXxvF
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 17:20
  • @global_her RT : Update: Art Trade Reacts to Threatened Bank Secrecy Act: Anti-Money Laundering Bill Advances in US House of Represe… https://t.co/xqrwsQawJd
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 16:57
  • @global_her But should US repatriate artifacts to Assad's murderous regime which has also done… https://t.co/MowuxVVwa1
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 13:04
  • @global_her This report is another in a series that relied heavily on academic input. Meanwhile, trade representatives were no… https://t.co/hu41zAFyJp
    Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 09:29
  • @global_her Apples and oranges. The real question is whether the costs in time and money to small business are… https://t.co/GePsd1BngB
    Monday, June 18, 2018 - 14:07
  • @global_her More draconian legislation predicated on debunked claims that art is a major funding source for terrorism. https://t.co/9b2skRNA5x
    Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:21
  • @global_her Before jumping on the bandwagon at #ArtBSA to require small businesses that sell art and antiquities to comply wit… https://t.co/NNqMEjQn20
    Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:11
  • @global_her RT : Colorful as these hijinks were, they were unfortunately on the wane by the 1930s. But little remnants of soda jerk… https://t.co/gcOBCWByXR
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 15:26
  • @global_her RT : EU Adds Art Dealers to Money Laundering Rules: Trade Organizations Say Regulation to Reduce Terrorist Financing Ris… https://t.co/K136PHueyI
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 15:21
  • @global_her But what will Odin and Thor think/do?
    Monday, June 4, 2018 - 09:52
  • @global_her Given the examples one wonders if "circulation" of artifacts actually means "repatriation" i… https://t.co/XYPVXoJRn0
    Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 16:16
  • @global_her RT : Scientists see the Loch Ness Monster myth as a great way to bring attention to the study of environmental DNA (eDNA… https://t.co/tufZKXMz9c
    Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 14:48
  • @global_her RT : CPAC Testimony: Will US Extend China’s Cultural Monopoly? Agreement Will Come At Cost of Tibetan, Uyghur Human Rig… https://t.co/MapLg6qlAF
    Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 12:44
  • @global_her RT : Check out the fantastic lineup of sea forts, mountain homes, and towers we have for you preppers out there. https://t.co/VJuCc0sJD3
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 17:46
  • @global_her Something to be very concerned about if you run a small business that deals in art, antiques or coins: https://t.co/uLtbKCYUtS
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 11:33
  • @global_her Funny, the quote is also attributed to what the French king said about Tokay, a Hungarian dessert wine.
    Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 13:39