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 Sotheby's has won a significant victory in Court over Greece. Just goes to show dynamic can be very different outs… https://t.co/xRUIC7GOe7
    Monday, June 24, 2019 - 15:49
  • @global_her Most of the article is about the fact that the Yemeni Government has provide… https://t.co/ID6GVjcbzS
    Monday, June 24, 2019 - 14:34
  • @global_her Isn't the real problem lack of $, interest from the government?
    Monday, June 24, 2019 - 14:00
  • @global_her What happens to the ancient Christian mosaics? https://t.co/6xZ1XOAKeD
    Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:41
  • @global_her Tariffs would not "punish" China, but would only redirect business to Chinese auction houses with ties to the rulin… https://t.co/H7cNhGC3fw
    Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:39
  • @global_her In any case, there are serious… https://t.co/p5zroChdDi
    Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:24
  • @global_her Don't be coy. These groups al… https://t.co/ad3kqIbK0v
    Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:21
  • @global_her Confiscations of the property of class enemies were common under Communism. East Germany is but one example. https://t.co/ip5JGY09Fj
    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 12:20
  • @global_her Thank you Art Newspaper for bringing attention to this important issue: https://t.co/NDLMwrpKEF
    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 09:32
  • @global_her Want to buy part of the WWI German High Seas Fleet? Of course, there is a catch: https://t.co/Z2iZYhkWdY
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 15:39
  • @global_her You and this Egyptian publication could very well be reading a bit too much into what the ambassador… https://t.co/U3HDRF2mUE
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 13:29
  • @global_her RT : The 's 25th anniversary exhibition considers the art of devotional offerings across various religion… https://t.co/4hEzpF0T4W
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 10:17
  • @global_her Reversing the burden of proof is contrary to our great Anglo-American legal tradition of putting all proofs on the… https://t.co/Q8aYBBpR9J
    Friday, June 14, 2019 - 11:23
  • @global_her This is very old news dating from 2005. What has the Afghan government and archaeologists… https://t.co/fQlY0VmMQD
    Friday, June 14, 2019 - 11:19
  • @global_her RT : A study reveals that up to 8% of museum acquisitions were looted from private East German citizens https://t.co/YNASpjRiKR
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 12:21
  • @global_her Planned move raises concern whether 100 year old battleship seaworthy: https://t.co/TJVrvch0xe
    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 16:12
  • @global_her Assad also intentionally destroyed cultural heritage and regime forces have been involved in looting.… https://t.co/VGTFMzmwyH
    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 14:57
  • @global_her MEI https://t.co/dGSwC0RBYB acknowledges the evils of the Assad regime, but has also partnered with the Antiquities… https://t.co/kx1Nm9YnXL
    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 11:27
  • @global_her Another poorly conceived article from an author who writes the same story over and over again for… https://t.co/EMiPLe4U0Z
    Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 16:10
  • @global_her Saudi/Yemeni propaganda has it that the Iranian backed Houthi tribe is responsible for looting. If so, why… https://t.co/qI0Xwh04Zj
    Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:16