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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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  • @global_her Archaeologist say their efforts on behalf of authoritarian gov'ts are about preservation, but for the gov't themsel… https://t.co/wlsGjzwp8S
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  • @global_her Great to know he will do it for free! But should you be mak… https://t.co/j3vC2SYMBX
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  • @global_her If you are so concerned about this, why not also be concerned that the Medici archives remains only a… https://t.co/hYnBjMkdgN
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  • @global_her RT : AHI Prioritizes a Freeze on State’s Cultural Property MoU with Turkey — American Hellenic Institute https://t.co/5XZki74Ui4
    Friday, February 12, 2021 - 14:35
  • @global_her Need more evidence that the archaeological lobby views the State Department's cultural heritage efforts as a specia… https://t.co/c2B5dTQr4g
    Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 14:56
  • @global_her The larger question is why renew a MOU with Egypt's authoritarian government in the first place, particularly when… https://t.co/dN7vKRQO8Y
    Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 08:10
  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Observer: Eleventh Hour Trump Administration MOU with Turkey's Authoritarian Government Roils Rep… https://t.co/a5IoSMfoM6
    Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 18:20
  • @global_her Don't believe the "fairy dust" that this MOU will encourage Erdogan to respect the rights of ethni… https://t.co/r3NZH8lS4v
    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 17:09
  • @global_her Turkish MOU roils religious, ethnic minorities, as well as collectors. https://t.co/vsVqPqU8Yu
    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 09:01
  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Observer: State Department Excludes Jewish Religious or Ceremonial Objects from Moroccan Designat… https://t.co/OsJB5J95t0
    Monday, January 25, 2021 - 19:56
  • @global_her Funny, the actual minority communities don't see… https://t.co/uxCK3foqsk
    Monday, January 25, 2021 - 10:45
  • @global_her Archaeologists work in areas all to often dominated by corruption and terrorism. They… https://t.co/Xf28bAUnx1
    Monday, January 25, 2021 - 10:36
  • @global_her AHI calls on Biden Administration not to enforce Turkish MOU with Erdogan's authoritarian government. https://t.co/w3bXjdBHKh
    Friday, January 22, 2021 - 13:27
  • @global_her RT : » Anti-Money Laundering Law Goes After Antiquities Trade https://t.co/e4JqpgSwGH
    Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 20:16
  • @global_her RT : Trump State Department and Turkey Sign Controversial Last Minute Cultural Property Agreement that will presumably r… https://t.co/k1qmt4Nynr
    Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 20:16
  • @global_her RT : UNESCO is Not Your Friend - Numismatic News https://t.co/dvODrCCoij
    Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 20:13
  • @global_her RT : AHI Strongly Condemns US-Turkey Cultural Property Agreement — American Hellenic Institute https://t.co/QA4NzhW3uc
    Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 20:13
  • @global_her RT : Anti-Money Laundering Law Goes After Antiquities Trade https://t.co/2wHSAkDfKe
    Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 20:13