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 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
  • @global_her How are the olives? Are they used for oil? If so, do they taste any different than ones from far younger trees?
    Monday, May 7, 2018 - 16:56
  • @global_her Here is a summary of last week's CPAC meeting. Raises question whether Chinese internal market in cultural artifa… https://t.co/syZMQ40GYO
    Monday, May 7, 2018 - 11:52
  • @global_her Not incompatible with private property rights. Only incompatible if assume nation state… https://t.co/BDgr4lmxys
    Monday, April 30, 2018 - 12:40
  • @global_her Keep in mind Jewish communities were dispossessed of their property when they were forced into exile. I… https://t.co/KKz7QJYvHL
    Monday, April 30, 2018 - 11:47
  • @global_her The rights of religious and ethnic minorities to these objects should prevail over those of the authoritarian or se… https://t.co/zPJ3sy8xH5
    Monday, April 30, 2018 - 09:52
  • @global_her But where should they be repatriated to? https://t.co/UxRhPQi2vs
    Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 09:44
  • @global_her Good question. https://t.co/2PkkdGFPcN
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:12
  • @global_her Very few comments so far on Proposed Renewal of China MOU and new MOU with Ecuador. Comment period closes 4/15. S… https://t.co/jKL6ekeogO
    Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 14:17
  • @global_her Flood? What nonsense! And it should be noted Manahattan DA's repatriations re… https://t.co/ED6G3AOeac
    Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 14:06
  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Agreements and the Rights of Ethnic Minorities in the Middle East: A Disturbing Pattern of MOUs:… https://t.co/ovFTRoJflr
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 15:31
  • @global_her RT : CCP and GHA Testimony on renewal of US embargo on art of China & Tibet submitted to CPAC, on the Request for Renewa… https://t.co/7BKhBTX1jg
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 13:39