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 That appears to be the message sourced in part to one of your organization's press releases:… https://t.co/nnWmMvc0dC
    Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 14:36
  • @global_her As they should be. https://t.co/FVWUpoRqXv
    Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 15:34
  • @global_her RT : In #Lapland, #Finland, many locals want to control outsider access to #WWII relics, despite the Finnish government'… https://t.co/T3Pq07S8Nz
    Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:50
  • @global_her Good question for these who supported the MOUs with Egypt, the emergency restrictions with Syria and Libya and anot… https://t.co/LQgHhM6EOY
    Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 09:52
  • @global_her Infamous coin type commemorates why it is necessary to beware of the Ides of March. https://t.co/bR3k3TcT0O
    Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 09:49
  • @global_her NYDA Bogdanos has been playing the terror card to justify his crackdown on antiquities collecting despite the lack… https://t.co/iUkTAa1SeY
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 18:12
  • @global_her Since articles like these are used by cultural bureaucracies and archaeological activists to effectuate policy chan… https://t.co/z7AnIvxWG6
    Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:02
  • @global_her Off hand, we can't think of one recent case where NY DA has repatriated fresh material. Instead, he… https://t.co/eDOpYRE3Rg
    Friday, March 9, 2018 - 17:36
  • @global_her You know full well restrictions operate as an embargo on licit goods availa… https://t.co/HmJeIZ6Evg
    Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 09:44
  • @global_her Another MOU that should trouble anyone who values private property rights,… https://t.co/Vkqb9cKrX3
    Friday, February 23, 2018 - 17:33
  • @global_her Another MOU that should trouble anyone who values private property rights, is concerne… https://t.co/cgxloyZ43I
    Friday, February 23, 2018 - 16:45
  • @global_her There is a reason Courts only are supposed to address the the disputes before them rather than go off… https://t.co/lCMZddwXNq
    Friday, February 23, 2018 - 13:30
  • @global_her There should be serious questions about repatriating artifacts from Libya's… https://t.co/RZ1j1qxjbo
    Friday, February 23, 2018 - 12:48
  • @global_her "The United States is signing an agreement with Libya that activists say legitimizes the confiscation of Jewish pro… https://t.co/4SlvoV0spR
    Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 18:23
  • @global_her Global Heritage Alliance joined an amicus brief in ACCG's 4th Circuit challenge to how Customs enforces import rest… https://t.co/evwHVGZxOB
    Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 15:01
  • @global_her RT : The antiquities fund ISIS claim has been thoroughly debunked. But it is used to justify repatriating artifacts (in… https://t.co/MRxIKrb0fF
    Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:06
  • @global_her RT : The Antiquities Coalition continues hyping this issue because it fits well with i… https://t.co/2qseyAxgAm
    Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 08:52
  • @global_her So the Oriental Institute can repatriate them to Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism? https://t.co/MWFrPeu7tL
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 13:25
  • @global_her Leaving aside bureaucratic bait and switch, serious questions arise whether overreach will extend to enforcement, w… https://t.co/hf9gSckrXj
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 09:14
  • @global_her This is particularly sad. The collection is largely academic and nature. Since it will be hard to sell, one is pa… https://t.co/oslrMwdrSZ
    Monday, February 19, 2018 - 15:33