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 Report on ISIS financing barely mentions antiquities: https://t.co/XR64kHmEXb ISIS may have exploited antiquities-… https://t.co/32QycYl7B3
    Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 17:07
  • @global_her RT : Ask CPAC: Why should U.S. Customs interdict common Chinese cash coins that may or may not have been found in China… https://t.co/NIu8O3PW7r
    Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 15:46
  • @global_her RT : Weird Series of Maps: If The Roman Empire was a TV Series. Kinda Cure History Humor. Source: https://t.co/NZcEYeELpW https://t.co/kb8DFXtT67
    Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 12:47
  • @global_her AIA to celebrate MOU with Libya: https://t.co/BLNvFd0heY But what should Jewish and Christian groups think? https://t.co/HJLM5QOwmv
    Monday, April 2, 2018 - 16:37
  • @global_her RT : No wonder why DOS rushing through renewal of China MOU. Anyone who really studies it will quickly determine any be… https://t.co/4GddbVDpvd
    Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:05
  • @global_her The point is China MOU proponents will no doubt pitch this exhibit as an exemplar of cultural exchange… https://t.co/ojlLBouYBk
    Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:04
  • @global_her "Cultural exchange" Chinese style. Says a lot about the MOU with China. US museum-goer forks over good $ to see f… https://t.co/lgDeUXo9e8
    Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:50
  • @global_her RT : Once again, short public notice period on a major renewal (China) and yet more restrictions (Ecuador). https://t.co/rrxWcqBuzr
    Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:33
  • @global_her More Bitcoin use!… https://t.co/43tjks4n3p
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:52
  • @global_her She implies Bitcoin… https://t.co/WId3o4oV1j
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:39
  • @global_her So then why not rep… https://t.co/2hOosDXuGS
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 10:59
  • @global_her AC needs to get its facts straight before it starts throwing stones!
    Monday, March 26, 2018 - 16:04
  • @global_her Who should bare the burden of proof before archaeological artifacts are forfeited? Listen and you can be the judge! https://t.co/cTXsxRYbaV
    Monday, March 26, 2018 - 10:24
  • @global_her From the pictures at least, it appears that the Bulgarian police are once again hyping fakes as the real… https://t.co/4oDFjoRKNw
    Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 15:23
  • @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