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 Questions. Micro: Lists not always accurate; e.g., Ethiopian gold coin… https://t.co/bHHajPDM9k
    Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 13:42
  • @global_her You need to read your own material more closely. "Please tell… https://t.co/3TkZhJ88vF
    Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 09:46
  • @global_her RT : The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has set oral argument in the ACCG's forfeiture case appeal for March… https://t.co/7OK4jt1GMW
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 17:24
  • @global_her So no response on whether you approve of safe harbor? Your avo… https://t.co/SDBWHwgVq6
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 16:28
  • @global_her Red Lists put customs services of other UNESCO state parties on… https://t.co/k8tG37wLZH
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 15:50
  • @global_her I don't think owner or custodian is necessarily defined as the… https://t.co/dPFEyL1fWQ
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 14:48
  • @global_her The concept of Safe Harbor is embedded in US law. (Protect and… https://t.co/v5ASZK4HFz
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 14:14
  • @global_her Selective outrage? For more, see https://t.co/gJsyCCNElV
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 13:12
  • @global_her But under such national legislation artifacts are typically repatriated a… https://t.co/ijqob7uUxW
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 12:22
  • @global_her Glad you picked this up. The AIA, Antiquities Coalition and State Department Cultu… https://t.co/kb5r6iAAZd
    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 18:36
  • @global_her The ECA Cultural Heritage Center funds the lists. The Cultural Heritage Center is the… https://t.co/VKc4mDXxZX
    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 11:00
  • @global_her RT : Presumably the silence is motivated by concerns about offending the same Turkish government that provides excavatio… https://t.co/j9JjpaNu2G
    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:15
  • @global_her Why does the US government repatriate artifacts to a country that intentionally bombs cultural sites? Why no outra… https://t.co/qXj7jq1Dul
    Monday, January 29, 2018 - 17:20
  • @global_her State Department funds Red List and then uses Red List to justify import restrictions. This type of bureaucratic ci… https://t.co/3fHgoGAgN2
    Monday, January 29, 2018 - 17:17
  • @global_her RT : The fact that an archaeological lobbying group with ties to foreign governments provides expert advice and publicit… https://t.co/8ZqZqyyTtF
    Friday, January 19, 2018 - 10:20
  • @global_her "Blood and Terror." Produced by an Antiquities Coalition associate as "social impact TV." More confusion between "… https://t.co/YCoRVQAu5e
    Monday, January 8, 2018 - 16:44
  • @global_her Hopefully any artifacts seized under recent Syrian import restrictions won't be sent back to the s… https://t.co/j5CUAG01rT
    Friday, January 5, 2018 - 11:15
  • @global_her RT : US sets blanket blockade on Libyan heritage: “the fourth time that Jewish and Christian artifacts have been includ… https://t.co/I4928V3P3Y
    Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 13:23
  • @global_her Sounds discriminatory too.
    Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 13:23
  • @global_her RT : Yet more bad news. The irony is that ASOR and AIA supported legislation that provides for repatriation of artifact… https://t.co/0meSI7D8e5
    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 18:29