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 RT : UK to Change Treasure Act – New Restrictions Proposed. Numismatic groups and metal detectorists especially encoura… https://t.co/d0WCcjklDY
    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 15:38
  • @global_her What are your thoughts about "self-help" measures of activists to tear down/destroy Confederate statues in the USA?
    Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 09:51
  • @global_her RT : Gaslighting 101: Trade Blamed When Saudis Bomb Yemen Heritage Sites. Read more here: https://t.co/nRMeivLtwP https://t.co/o75OoNkubZ
    Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 15:18
  • @global_her Reap what you sow? Penn has supported repatriations of cultural heritage. Penn also hosts students from the PRC, a… https://t.co/ijKzSEuOy5
    Monday, February 4, 2019 - 17:30
  • @global_her Yemeni Government and allied archaeological advocacy groups blame trade for encouraging looting as a smokescreen fo… https://t.co/WRkyNfs5BL
    Monday, February 4, 2019 - 15:12
  • @global_her Most of this is probably uncontroversial, but the permitting requirement could be a real problem to legitimate meta… https://t.co/vhjpwQiVwR
    Monday, February 4, 2019 - 12:22
  • @global_her You are calling them "permanent fixtures," but that is questionable. Apparently, the governing… https://t.co/ibpUpPTeaE
    Friday, February 1, 2019 - 15:52
  • @global_her How can an owner loot his own property? As for the damage, that was done in Victorian times.… https://t.co/WIP5hHdmaJ
    Friday, February 1, 2019 - 15:17
  • @global_her What's to stop a country like China from creating an encyclopedic museum? Certainly, the Gulfs stat… https://t.co/zoG5TJEiAq
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 15:49
  • @global_her Let's not lose our marbles over the British Museum boss's remarks: https://t.co/IhSh9VlYaA
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 14:47
  • @global_her RT : Really excited about our first inaugural conference on community archaeology and heritage! Get in those submissions! https://t.co/fmso3lu5YU
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 12:14
  • @global_her RT : Lamia al-Gailani Werr, 80, Dies; Archaeologist Rescued Iraqi Art https://t.co/YcX8qvP7YY
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 12:14
  • @global_her Halt! Traffic used to stop for Emperors without the need for hand gestures.
    Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 15:14
  • @global_her This article adds nothing new. It is simply another effort by an AML compliance vendor to push… https://t.co/vsq6PbJxAU
    Friday, January 25, 2019 - 17:08
  • @global_her Political posturing! The Government of Yemen and its Saudi allies ha… https://t.co/vG0kUIIX4K
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 16:58
  • @global_her Presumably done at Antiquities Coalition's suggestio… https://t.co/ZIl3vrIaJO
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 16:56
  • @global_her For more, see https://t.co/dxK6UXrAdE and https://t.co/syrY5M8AqR
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 16:48
  • @global_her Presumably done at Antiquities Coalition's suggestion as a predicate for asking State Department to… https://t.co/wXJAZRhrwM
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 16:47
  • @global_her RT : Is an art Cold War thaw coming? US and Russian museum leaders and diplomats to discuss loan freeze… https://t.co/hC6zqyVBar
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 12:38
  • @global_her An advocacy group with ties to authoritarian MENA governments wants the US to repatriate Yemeni artif… https://t.co/CdMWYLYbjJ
    Monday, January 7, 2019 - 13:53