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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 Yet, you and your organization cannot say that mobs tearing down heritage is wrong. Proves our poin… https://t.co/Q5wl0FlWRG
    Monday, July 27, 2020 - 13:45
  • @global_her RT : Want to learn more about efforts to protect our ability to collect ancient coins from embargoes on behalf of foreig… https://t.co/g5PoKJWWQC
    Monday, July 27, 2020 - 13:33
  • @global_her RT : Extent of trade in looted antiquities is exaggerated, report claims | The Art Newspaper https://t.co/73ZRgWvNLS
    Monday, July 27, 2020 - 13:32
  • @global_her Interested in what happened at this week's Cultural Property Advisory Committee meeting to discuss proposed renewal… https://t.co/sqlypukKiq
    Friday, July 24, 2020 - 17:51
  • @global_her It did not help the Saudi Supported Yemeni Gov't's cause that it stood accused of b… https://t.co/u0Bx6nwxMs
    Friday, July 24, 2020 - 13:48
  • @global_her RT : Mr. Pence, has before her a proposed cultural property MOU that would recognized… https://t.co/d5w44X05Fu
    Friday, July 24, 2020 - 11:37
  • @global_her Read the FN. It doesn't say you incited violence (others did), it says you justified it and provides… https://t.co/JUUKcQMr5F
    Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 16:18
  • @global_her No surprise 2 members associated with "heritage preservation" did not want to hear the truth. No on… https://t.co/0NfQPTT6J3
    Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 15:11
  • @global_her Here is what our executive director said more or less at yesterday's CPAC hearing to consider a renewal of a MOU wi… https://t.co/3uNzwfE0L9
    Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 13:34
  • @global_her RT : Global Heritage Alliance , request to table MOU with Turkey. "Approval of an MOU will represent US endo… https://t.co/PVHTlnytEo
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 10:16
  • @global_her The State Department should end any negotiations for a MOU with Turkey given this decision to clear the way to turn… https://t.co/k32JdZoD2m
    Friday, July 10, 2020 - 11:09
  • @global_her Russia joins Greece and US expressing concerns about Erdogan's Turkey converting Hagia Sophia into a mosque. Where… https://t.co/paRAuYIQqe
    Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 10:06
  • @global_her This is false. It only allows "documented" trade to continue, but most low value items do not have… https://t.co/2tJyzHm4Fd
    Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 10:00
  • @global_her For anyone who is unclear why toppling Columbus statues dishonors Italian-Americans who have themselves suffered ho… https://t.co/OtHpPL0bwV
    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 17:46
  • @global_her It should be an interesting program. https://t.co/8FqtiCnY8i
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 17:00
  • @global_her Please see our comments and those of our sister organization, CCP, regarding a proposed renewal of a MOU with Colom… https://t.co/Y8SKBDUuBy
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 16:58
  • @global_her RT : Query: Why wouldn’t mob violence against statues of Christopher Columbus be a “hate crime” given these statue’s cl… https://t.co/KyRuBQAa3o
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 16:56
  • @global_her RT : Please join us on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. EST for our next"Tele-Coffee" non-CLE teleconference. Dial… https://t.co/iohiv04GHn
    Monday, July 6, 2020 - 14:28
  • @global_her all opposed threats to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque at a recent CPAC hear… https://t.co/bUVgCCnXow
    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 15:00
  • @global_her RT : Good article by McLaughlin refuting a bizarre NYT column by Bouie, with a shout-out to , besides. https://t.co/RzvyanLyDQ
    Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:37