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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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RECENT TWEETS

  • @global_her Fine words, but given some of the Gov'ts running INTEPOL one wonders if they are hollow ones.
    Friday, November 26, 2021 - 11:42
  • @global_her RT : The burden of proof should always be on the government in a free society. More in keeping with the l… https://t.co/kojv1BAmfH
    Friday, November 26, 2021 - 11:41
  • @global_her RT : Artifacts returned to Cyprus, KNEWS- Some ironies or some might say hypocrisy here. https://t.co/PSzV3AVn8p
    Friday, November 26, 2021 - 11:41
  • @global_her RT : An abandoned tank sits in an empty London lot as a symbolic middle finger to local city planners. https://t.co/37Dc6Hs9Gk
    Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 17:27
  • @global_her Is it just a game? State Department trivializes cultural heritage protection as well as the concerns raised by min… https://t.co/pfpIXLyb5P
    Monday, November 15, 2021 - 14:55
  • @global_her Presumably no discussion of stolen and destroyed Tibetans and Uighur cultural heritage. Or the th… https://t.co/pyepGj0iT2
    Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 15:58
  • @global_her Of course, there were others who would disagree. There was actually a wider range of op… https://t.co/JavCQ88vBL
    Friday, November 12, 2021 - 10:45
  • @global_her This is very well done, but misses one of the main points of the coin trade, the vast majority of th… https://t.co/oiI9lsUCME
    Monday, November 8, 2021 - 15:44
  • @global_her For a discussion of multiple perspectives. https://t.co/fE4x6cuMLN
    Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 11:17
  • @global_her Want to learn more about who is advocating for expensive and time consuming anti-money laundering regulations on th… https://t.co/M9PH2lehLu
    Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 12:49
  • @global_her But will they travel all the way to Sinai when the real thing is in country, and nothing can beat Vegas… https://t.co/K5sJmQQJGK
    Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 11:02
  • @global_her Why not some recommendations for simple steps archaeologists can do like ensuring site security and… https://t.co/vkbeVYG0JW
    Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 15:44
  • @global_her RT : It’s far too easy to flee “British Justice”. Elder abuser who stole collection of antique coins worth £100k 'flees… https://t.co/8MfF622zXE
    Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 08:46
  • @global_her One could easily put together a tale of Film Industry crooks laundering money to justify regulation of that industr… https://t.co/VP4JZ41t2Z
    Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 17:46
  • @global_her Advocacy organization funded by Hollywood Millionaire couple justifies regulating anyone who sells antiques based o… https://t.co/DmkUiGkUfq
    Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 17:42
  • @global_her Anyone who still believes the archaeological lobby is about conservation rather than absolute control should read t… https://t.co/SrqlB1H5PO
    Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 17:10
  • @global_her Read GHA's comments to FinCEN's ANPRM. Any regulation should be narrow as not to harm legitimate antiquities trade.… https://t.co/E9Ob8wrmsk
    Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 15:38
  • @global_her RT : The Arab Spring took place 10 years ago. This map shows how countries changed their ranking on the Democracy Index.… https://t.co/HdUTJDlwid
    Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 18:01
  • @global_her Nice show of hypocrisy in MENA countries. I guess this is small potatoes given what Assad's Syria and his Hezbolla… https://t.co/wSbSXlCo5Q
    Friday, October 22, 2021 - 12:11
  • @global_her He also was quite open about his collection, as the article notes. Human remains of course should alway… https://t.co/j3OzOq8Xyf
    Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 19:54