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 Live Science writes the same story over and again for the Antiquities Coalition. The only c… https://t.co/u4LGufEfVH
    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 15:44
  • @global_her How Zombie statistics have led to bad public policy with regard to the art trade. https://t.co/PIUzw2nAiD
    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00
  • @global_her Partnerships between gov't decision-makers, law enforc… https://t.co/H1lhEAh18u
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 16:30
  • @global_her Historic ships cost $$$ to maintain. The Texas, a WW I and II survivor, needs more visitors to keep her afloat for… https://t.co/xFEDZ4mKHJ
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 16:19
  • @global_her You are getting far afield and putting words in my mouth. Most countries a… https://t.co/EkJMcxZF48
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 15:50
  • @global_her Of course, another gross misrepresentation. Simply too much out there to b… https://t.co/phSaPzIplv
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 14:25
  • @global_her Great article. Thanks for reminding everyone of it. There is a corruption… https://t.co/BzQ7fdm99f
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 14:09
  • @global_her You are not making much sense. That concern has been raised as to US recog… https://t.co/Ngg7YV7wc7
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 13:52
  • @global_her What is State doing to facilitate lawful trade? Greece must reco… https://t.co/nMQzWExwVr
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 13:48
  • @global_her It's a response to the Antiquities Coalition once again exp… https://t.co/EZSaHX4xLN
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 13:29
  • @global_her Congress moves to protect access of minority groups to cultural heritage in MENA countries. https://t.co/tebHtRL1u7
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:18
  • @global_her Reality check on China and its campaign to erase minority ethnic and religious group and their cultures. While US… https://t.co/mQ9OLXShbh
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:16
  • @global_her A hole does not mean a find, or if a find, that it was a valuable one. In any event, anti… https://t.co/KPymNm4B7P
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 10:55
  • @global_her Of course, lots of "lower priced" lawyers are good, but simply don't have lots of resources with whic… https://t.co/0ikkK33c8A
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 10:27
  • @global_her Prof. Weiss could afford very good lawyers. Most people can't, and it shows.
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 10:22
  • @global_her Taliban captures World Heritage site killing Afghan troops, so let's blame Western collectors?
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 10:09
  • @global_her It's our understanding Bogdanos threatened the owners of the other coins (including well proveanced p… https://t.co/0lyjkjOrWT
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 10:05
  • @global_her A case of entrapment. Probably would have gone to trial except Weiss worried that a felony convictio… https://t.co/PfzINj6Xez
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 10:02
  • @global_her Pure fantasy, just like the claim that antiquities were a major funding source for ISIS.
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 14:21
  • @global_her Sheer propaganda based on unverified claims. More careful analysis puts the verified value of ISIS… https://t.co/sEbe3uFiil
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 13:11