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 : When countries treat finders fairly as they do in UK, everyone benefits. When they don’t, items don’t get reported… https://t.co/uKd4Lm9LNl
    Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:18
  • @global_her RT : Regulation is appropriate in places, but problem comes in where used as a guise to attack industries activists want… https://t.co/0xymwyc7Qj
    Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:17
  • @global_her RT : It wasn’t just Nazis who confiscated art from their victims. Much needed focus on art stolen by Communists. https://t.co/PGLwIRcDqB
    Monday, December 4, 2017 - 10:17
  • @global_her UNESCO at it again. Uses threat of terrorism to further an anti-collecting, anti-private property agenda favored b… https://t.co/p4gp2POa3h
    Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 13:31
  • @global_her RT : We Can’t Stop Being Surprised by Classical Statues in Color https://t.co/gnoKdIQEvH https://t.co/TZuovguscb
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 14:29
  • @global_her RT : 1,500 year old Buddhist statues rescued from a Pakistani smuggling ring only to be thrown in the trash at the Natio… https://t.co/oSMMhHyihd
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 15:01
  • @global_her RT : Hints at Sir Arthur’s numismatic interests at an early age. Later became a great collector/archaeologist. An anat… https://t.co/VRGamXtZfS
    Monday, November 27, 2017 - 16:39
  • @global_her RT : Life-size relief replica stars in Arch of Titus show in New York | The Times of Israel https://t.co/TrgEhybFKv
    Monday, November 27, 2017 - 16:39
  • @global_her RT : When Russian Zionists bought Baron David Günzburg’s collection of books from his widow in 1917, they had no idea it… https://t.co/H5KOptpouY
    Monday, November 27, 2017 - 14:22
  • @global_her RT : My op ed on "Art Censorship at #Guantánamo Bay" in https://t.co/hqG43JnV2Y - thank you !
    Monday, November 27, 2017 - 11:19
  • @global_her RT : The grave of Schiele’s muse, Wally Neuzil, found in Croatia https://t.co/DjPVjtD67G https://t.co/0LSdK7QGKJ
    Monday, November 27, 2017 - 11:16
  • @global_her It's great the Chinese public is getting in touch with past, but makes no sense to restrict American collectors fro… https://t.co/YmGRTLZ1SW
    Friday, November 24, 2017 - 11:59
  • @global_her RT : CCP Testimony to Senate Indian Affairs on STOP Act – S. 1400 https://t.co/ePxPhu6wZh
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 13:34
  • @global_her Thank you CCP! https://t.co/c1onrp36Oq
    Monday, November 20, 2017 - 13:58
  • @global_her RT : Coins ancient and more modern are great teaching tools. Coins piled up in store rooms could be put to good use. https://t.co/Dic5pBtNgw
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:58
  • @global_her RT : Arab strongmen’s use of archaeology to buttress their dictatorships have made ancient artifacts targets for those t… https://t.co/nZP69di5Az
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:58
  • @global_her Advocacy should never be confused with academic study. Caveat emptor.
    Monday, November 13, 2017 - 10:46
  • @global_her RT : "An impossible situation for museums [and collectors], 'to be blamed...for owning objects with provenance issues, w… https://t.co/JW30DeCYfm
    Monday, November 13, 2017 - 10:43
  • @global_her RT : Questionable data on Cambodia to Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) from the Antiquities Coalition.… https://t.co/9notjXvnfU
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 14:39
  • @global_her RT : Matt Polk commentary: Terrorism, Cultural Heritage and the Threat to Museums’ Public Missions… https://t.co/Ddri3lYUfJ
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:01