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 There is a reason Courts only are supposed to address the the disputes before them rather than go off… https://t.co/lCMZddwXNq
    Friday, February 23, 2018 - 13:30
  • @global_her There should be serious questions about repatriating artifacts from Libya's… https://t.co/RZ1j1qxjbo
    Friday, February 23, 2018 - 12:48
  • @global_her "The United States is signing an agreement with Libya that activists say legitimizes the confiscation of Jewish pro… https://t.co/4SlvoV0spR
    Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 18:23
  • @global_her Global Heritage Alliance joined an amicus brief in ACCG's 4th Circuit challenge to how Customs enforces import rest… https://t.co/evwHVGZxOB
    Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 15:01
  • @global_her RT : The antiquities fund ISIS claim has been thoroughly debunked. But it is used to justify repatriating artifacts (in… https://t.co/MRxIKrb0fF
    Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:06
  • @global_her RT : The Antiquities Coalition continues hyping this issue because it fits well with i… https://t.co/2qseyAxgAm
    Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 08:52
  • @global_her So the Oriental Institute can repatriate them to Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism? https://t.co/MWFrPeu7tL
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 13:25
  • @global_her Leaving aside bureaucratic bait and switch, serious questions arise whether overreach will extend to enforcement, w… https://t.co/hf9gSckrXj
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 09:14
  • @global_her This is particularly sad. The collection is largely academic and nature. Since it will be hard to sell, one is pa… https://t.co/oslrMwdrSZ
    Monday, February 19, 2018 - 15:33
  • @global_her Good question. What is the factual basis for this claim, or is it yet another claim from parties… https://t.co/Rj2bqGlErB
    Monday, February 19, 2018 - 09:26
  • @global_her RT : Man accused of taking statue's thumb at The Franklin Institute party. https://t.co/gdeV7eS3zV
    Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:13
  • @global_her RT : Learn how ICOM/DOS Red List leveraged to justify repatriation of artifacts of displaced Jews to war torn Yemen! https://t.co/MyAjUPEa5c
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 16:28
  • @global_her RT : Yemen Claims Jewish Religious Artifacts. Tangled interests with State Department: ICOM Emergency Red Lists may serv… https://t.co/W8chFjgq1S
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 16:27
  • @global_her RT : New York District Attorney Goes After Art Collections: With 25 Year Penalties Possible, Can the DA Make An Offer No… https://t.co/1QSeYr6cys
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 16:27
  • @global_her We need far more transparency about State Department funded "Red Lists" that have then been used to justify and fra… https://t.co/hvfa2H5kvx
    Monday, February 12, 2018 - 20:12
  • @global_her Requiring export permits from supposed countries of origin falsely assumes these are available, when they are most… https://t.co/EmN8vlFTGf
    Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:44
  • @global_her Thank you for the response, but the "press kit" is just as general. Was con… https://t.co/RtY3QdSfTI
    Friday, February 9, 2018 - 07:54
  • @global_her If you read the comments to my blog, I've often published contrary views. B… https://t.co/rnZaiQtkTD
    Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 17:20
  • @global_her For whatever reason, it does not show up. Feel free to resend and I will post.
    Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 17:01
  • @global_her I have no idea what you are speaking about. Censored? The only person who… https://t.co/77uDBg5qTx
    Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 16:48