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 : 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
  • @global_her No import restrictions on this one as long as you pay the taxes. They carry this at a local store. Worth a try. https://t.co/wxaZl83Jhl
    Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 13:37
  • @global_her RT : Shows how far ADA Bogdanos willing to go to return antiquity long on public display to Iran, a State sponsor of ter… https://t.co/TT1pTydgcr
    Monday, May 28, 2018 - 13:31
  • @global_her Exemption? Please explain. Our understanding is they were never previously regulated under this st… https://t.co/ht5LMkZ0GT
    Friday, May 25, 2018 - 16:55
  • @global_her Something to be concerned about. Don't believe the happy dust that such regulations are "no big deal" to comply wi… https://t.co/QTxQZyg6GB
    Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 09:38
  • @global_her RT : While ban on modern ivory makes sense, makes no sense to ban ivory in antiques. Exemption for outstanding works of… https://t.co/RYTk4EsJE5
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 10:14
  • @global_her New bill to be concerned about. Would require small businesses of antiquities and art trade comply with time consu… https://t.co/FyGQDTk0Wy
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:54
  • @global_her This misleading information gets repeated over and over again in different guises. Includes non-ancient artifacts;… https://t.co/nmk13AqQzd
    Monday, May 21, 2018 - 12:39
  • @global_her Can Marilyn save Lincoln? https://t.co/8JaNOULBeT
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 15:20
  • @global_her Not to mention the local villagers forced from their homes. Possibly, some… https://t.co/gCGUNtIcy3
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 15:13
  • @global_her Of course, not a word about the site being flooded by a Turkish dam project.
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 14:37
  • @global_her RT : Ironies here. NYT runs afoul of culture patrimony views of academics of the sort it has championed of late. But w… https://t.co/Qy1CTT67ue
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 12:41
  • @global_her More than feel good. We have been hearing for years archaeologists are about saving the past. Is it r… https://t.co/QTp5jKSpSb
    Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 16:02