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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 RT : The Antiquities Trade: A reflection on the past 25 years, Part 3 https://t.co/QFqlxWEujR
    Friday, May 21, 2021 - 16:34
  • @global_her RT : The Antiquities Trade: A reflection on the past 25 years, Part 2 https://t.co/fKsRTGBooz
    Friday, May 21, 2021 - 16:34
  • @global_her A number of groups representing Greek and Jewish religious and ethnic minorities have testified that… https://t.co/PQyXoKMo6R
    Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 10:41
  • @global_her RT : Stolen treasure discovered by amateur metal detectorist in Worcestershire field https://t.co/9SgI9B5Rou
    Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 08:25
  • @global_her RT : Save a wayward cicada today. #SaveAWaywardCicada #CicadaWatch2021 https://t.co/zZvXv0bCK9
    Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 08:23
  • @global_her RT : We can’t help but worry about the safety and well being of Jews in Turkey and Iran at this moment..... https://t.co/OwdppiCk2G
    Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 08:23
  • @global_her RT : The Antiquities Trade: A reflection on the past 25 years, Part 1 https://t.co/JYKSfdTAnb
    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 14:55
  • @global_her RT : See a cicada not climbing a tree but a sign or telephone poll? #SaveAWaywardCicada #CicadaWatch2021 https://t.co/mnXfO1v3AQ
    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 10:04
  • @global_her Your post implies Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou, one of the… https://t.co/8iOeAN6L1O
    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 10:03
  • @global_her There is still time to sign up for today's event at 11 AM. https://t.co/qoMj7qZD4Y
    Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 08:43
  • @global_her See the GHA's executive director, Peter Tompa, speak at tomorrow's event. https://t.co/V0WiBcAMVp
    Monday, May 17, 2021 - 17:48
  • @global_her RT : Don't forget tomorrow's program at 11 EST: "Whatever Will Sell They Will Take - Trafficking of Wildlife, Resources… https://t.co/ipLigqqtKX
    Monday, May 17, 2021 - 17:47
  • @global_her RT : On May 12, 2021 the ACCG submitted its second request to Secretary of State Blinken, seeking “fair representation”… https://t.co/rH3zrsw85p
    Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 08:34
  • @global_her RT : ABA Art & Cultural Heritage ·Don't forget today's program at 11 EST. "Art at the Laundromat-Is Crypto… https://t.co/eS68gjhUec
    Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 09:42
  • @global_her See prior response. In any event, not binding here. Hopefully, will be litigated again.
    Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 05:44
  • @global_her Good argument that the court's decision was based on 4th Circuit dicta ignoring the r… https://t.co/DF2Jw73OSk
    Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 05:42
  • @global_her Doesn't the gov't first need to have probable cause the statute was illicitly exporte… https://t.co/J0JMd40pwK
    Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 20:15
  • @global_her Glad Victoria Reed for one isn't jumping to conclusions. Maybe you s… https://t.co/yIA2lWVkX2
    Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 13:07
  • @global_her Unfortunately, including US Customs which should be determining whether probable cau… https://t.co/OgSDLv3yGK
    Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 09:26
  • @global_her The problem with this is that the gov't appears to claim it's looted merely because it's of a type… https://t.co/SwzF8jvkFU
    Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 06:57