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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 At the time he amassed much if not all of his collection (1950's and 1960's?), laws to the extent they e… https://t.co/daHyAADXjs
    Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 15:27
  • @global_her https://t.co/soqDvVaqFv
    Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 14:37
  • @global_her It would be nice to have a metric how much of this material was proven to be the products of recen… https://t.co/LpFtgwxLeb
    Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 14:15
  • @global_her RT : The Real Looting of Afghanistan: Pit Mining vs Heritage https://t.co/IYEKu7OM8L via
    Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 14:07
  • @global_her RT : Ghosting the Confederacy- Prof who has campaigned for preserving art of Guantanamo Bay al Qaida terrorists supports… https://t.co/mraAA8xoew
    Monday, October 18, 2021 - 20:39
  • @global_her Yes, thank you. "According to Othman, the foreign archaeological community understood the politico-cult… https://t.co/0wONkoBrAW
    Monday, October 18, 2021 - 08:59
  • @global_her Interesting article, but it ignores the part Western archaeologists have played in helping MENA Dictators achieve t… https://t.co/mTnsW42WIS
    Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 13:40
  • @global_her Thank you for sharing. Good article but it ignores the part Western archaeologists have played helping M… https://t.co/5hvI1XmoFM
    Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 13:38
  • @global_her RT : AFGHAN #HERITAGE: Reasons why the Committee for Cultural Property (“CCP”) & Global Heritage Alliance (“GHA”) declin… https://t.co/5VqxjNNmRU
    Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 13:27
  • @global_her RT : How about a disclaimer,”ancient coins are widely and legally collected throughout the EU and can be l… https://t.co/sGYM3YUp0X
    Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 13:27
  • @global_her We further noted that we agree with this dealer initiative, but that needs to be distinguished from U… https://t.co/DTqUvceHUr
    Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 20:41
  • @global_her We also already know ICOM's position on this and UNESCO's past failures to allow Afghan antiq… https://t.co/gg7tIcPRMD
    Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 19:52
  • @global_her RT : Part of our series on Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s Heritage: A Former Government, the Taliban, and a Questionable… https://t.co/Ukxeypxmwn
    Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 19:47
  • @global_her RT : Manhattan forger of thousands of antiquities pleads guilty in New York today. Not only did he run an assembly line-… https://t.co/zk4xM2VrVa
    Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 20:47
  • @global_her Hopefully confirm what we know from before, that it was not that significant.
    Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 15:11
  • @global_her RT : For 24 years, a sculpture memorializing the victims of Beijing's Tiananmen Square massacre has stood. Now, the ar… https://t.co/l4ZRvWIS8L
    Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 08:48
  • @global_her RT : No response. Again raises the fundamental question are all the lobbying efforts of archaeological advocacy groups… https://t.co/VTQPq3NLZv
    Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 08:45
  • @global_her Funny how the archaeological lobby screams whenever there is looting and destruction of ancient artifac… https://t.co/oi2XReKID2
    Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 13:50
  • @global_her This is a worthy initiative, but needs to be distinguished from proposed US "emergency import restrictions" which w… https://t.co/rYNJdxsSKg
    Monday, October 11, 2021 - 18:01
  • @global_her RT : First World War dazzle paint on the Olympic https://t.co/dQLQnkTCYM
    Monday, October 11, 2021 - 07:48