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 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
  • @global_her Nice article on PAS/Treasure Act. https://t.co/yvu9mdkiX6
    Friday, December 22, 2017 - 15:05
  • @global_her Still, accuracy matters, no? It would be interesting to learn if grave goods or surface metal det… https://t.co/fm3uygw9j4
    Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 20:00
  • @global_her Other than possibly the crown, from the pictures at least the material does not seem to be of much… https://t.co/PHnc3ACIQV
    Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 19:06
  • @global_her Indeed, "anti-colonialist" powers are responsible. https://t.co/YCfH7PQdAL
    Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 18:07
  • @global_her RT : Interesting and probably accurate assessment of the current situation - https://t.co/sBrCBQqaVs
    Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:22
  • @global_her Sort of like Antiquities Coalition? Heritage Action? And some others?
    Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 09:27
  • @global_her As an academic, one would think you would understand rhetorical devices. In any case, why so dismissiv… https://t.co/lgpJKMVOg3
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 13:50
  • @global_her The same groups that wish to clamp down on antiquities and ancient coin collecting of course. https://t.co/6YFQgq98FN
    Monday, December 11, 2017 - 15:52
  • @global_her Well researched article about antiquities being "weaponized" for political purposes ignores elephant in room. For… https://t.co/V1SiTQu9qS
    Friday, December 8, 2017 - 13:14
  • @global_her That's for them to determine, but rules for lobbying… https://t.co/w05FTnO1b0
    Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 18:32
  • @global_her How so? Some lobbying by 501(c) (3)s is okay. The amount of "lobbying" CCP does is minimal. Glo… https://t.co/pbKTqAsCHb
    Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 18:10
  • @global_her It's a matter of degree found in the Lobbying Disclosure Act and IRS regulations. Peter Tompa is… https://t.co/DcMobMV8E3
    Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 17:01
  • @global_her Not at all. The new group was created as a sister organization to CCP to do lobbying. We believ… https://t.co/ZDJCDvQZlL
    Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 16:05