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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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  • @global_her This article completely ignored questions about ATHAR's methodology and wrongfully… https://t.co/VeH8PlQC8P
    Wednesday, December 30, 2020 - 12:11
  • @global_her RT : It would be nice if the proponents of such tear downs considered original context. In DC, African Amer… https://t.co/KtmERTtMks
    Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 15:54
  • @global_her If the proponents of the bill really were really concerned about transparency, they w… https://t.co/99aRsIdw47
    Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 13:27
  • @global_her RT : See WH Statement on veto of NDAA which also imposes costly red tape on the small businesses of the antiquities trad… https://t.co/GmMi341DxF
    Saturday, December 26, 2020 - 10:22
  • @global_her Trump vetoes NDAA with tagalong AML provisions. The Post says and override will happen, but some Republicans who p… https://t.co/q90bygGZEI
    Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 15:30
  • @global_her RT : American Bar Association Newsletter Publishes AHI’s Work to Oppose Turkey’s MoU on Cultural Property — American Hel… https://t.co/OCvJT0OmoX
    Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 13:20
  • @global_her Great article which not only profiles an important dealer but touches on important questions about orphan objects. https://t.co/USQWSerzeF
    Monday, December 21, 2020 - 15:24
  • @global_her RT : Congress braces for painful veto clash with Trump on defense bill - POLITICO- AML not a done deal just yet..... https://t.co/mVYXzDz00g
    Sunday, December 20, 2020 - 17:15
  • @global_her Why do you believe that reliefs removed as part of a 19th c archaeological dig were looted? https://t.co/NB6tOyX7NJ
    Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 16:03
  • @global_her Must be recent. Why not c 4 given your extensive lobbying activities? Never said you support Assad.… https://t.co/g2TiTe4qhz
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 17:27
  • @global_her Sorry, Katie Paul and Al-Azm, ATHAR's principals supported it. Since ATHAR is not incorporated, no re… https://t.co/qIJIrb882Z
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 16:42
  • @global_her So why did House Republicans just support a bill made part of the NDAA that foists costly and time c… https://t.co/tHH5SGszbL
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 16:34
  • @global_her ATHAR supported Congressional legislation that requires it. GHA raised that concern at the time, so… https://t.co/c6OT4GETur
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 16:28
  • @global_her Real question if this is really as much as an issue as ATHAR claims. If Slate had don… https://t.co/DN8O2dgAw9
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 16:22
  • @global_her So why has ATHAR supported the repatriation of antiquities back to the same Assad Government? And ho… https://t.co/PvCSLoPNcG
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 16:14
  • @global_her Chief sponsor of bill that also targets small businesses of the antiquities trade with AML regulations has voted ag… https://t.co/fb8OpRIObf
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 12:08
  • @global_her Wasn't GHA or me. But taking down and correcting unsubstantiated and pot… https://t.co/feEorurO2Q
    Monday, December 14, 2020 - 14:44
  • @global_her Slate reading this exchange? Image of Bible Museum gone. Now article states this at th… https://t.co/oN70HLuXWO
    Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 12:10
  • @global_her RT : You forgot to mention the revised bill contains a half dozen qualifiers designed to ensure FINCEN fo… https://t.co/Wgu651qdxH
    Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 17:39
  • @global_her RT : Revising the definition of treasure in the Treasure Act 1996 and revising the related Codes of Practice - Governmen… https://t.co/Ahn7EXrj3m
    Monday, December 7, 2020 - 13:31