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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 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
  • @global_her Isn't this just a repackaging of a story that has been out there for years?
    Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 15:39
  • @global_her Here is a summary of what was said along with written comments. https://t.co/jcV7RiJsAu
    Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 10:52
  • @global_her RT : Everyone who cares about cultural heritage should be deeply concerned that the archaeological lobby and State Depar… https://t.co/5UzxErqwpl
    Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 08:33
  • @global_her RT : State Department and allies in archaeological lobby poised to "claw back" Bactrian coins imported from collectors i… https://t.co/5ZPpdpSCOv
    Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 16:28
  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Observer: Summary of October 5, 2021, Cultural Property Advisory Committee Meeting to Address Eme… https://t.co/9xQ4od69u5
    Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 16:28
  • @global_her What would most people outside the archaeological lobby say about the bright idea of repatriating cultural heritage… https://t.co/wnmH0ZuwOU
    Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 16:17
  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Observer: The CPIA Cannot Support Import Restrictions on Spanish Colonial and Republican Era Coin… https://t.co/VJYVuDXNCL
    Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 17:04
  • @global_her RT : have pitched import restrictions on Afghan cultural goods as anti-terrorist financing… https://t.co/m8xwFXhDKB
    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 10:16
  • @global_her AIA, Antiquities Coalition, ATHAR ask US DOS to support "emergency import restrictions" on Afghan cultural goods.… https://t.co/UjM2ZTDcCf
    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 07:41
  • @global_her RT : Spanish colonial and Republican era Peruvian coins don’t meet the criteria for import restrictions. No reason to r… https://t.co/oRXknEWTJO
    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 05:52
  • @global_her RT : Here are my comments on behalf of the numismatic trade asking CPAC to delist widely circulating Cypriot coins. https://t.co/LMBKYbnMaX
    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 05:52
  • @global_her RT : For obvious reasons the numismatic trade objects to the US Govt. seizing unprovenanced Bactrian coins from American… https://t.co/5wykezEFbg
    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 05:52
  • @global_her GHA and CCP support a renewal of the current MOU with Cyprus with changes that ensure the protection both of Americ… https://t.co/LDZTWSJc3g
    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 17:31
  • @global_her GHA and CCP cannot support "emergency import restrictions" which could have the perverse effect of clawing back "Af… https://t.co/XfwJ624DP7
    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 17:29
  • @global_her GHA and CCP comment on a proposed renewal of a MOU with Peru: https://t.co/L2T9kv2Yui
    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 17:27
  • @global_her RT : Last chance to tell the State Department not to authorize seizure of unprovenanced Bactrian coins from American col… https://t.co/5MS2F0nDRh
    Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 15:21
  • @global_her Ignores the fact that many artifacts, especially low value ones, have lost provenanc… https://t.co/bXaIPVgUD5
    Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 13:00
  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Observer: State Department Adds Afghanistan to Oct. 5, 2021 Agenda-Any Comments due on September… https://t.co/0Yh94CeDMp
    Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 08:16