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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 That's a false import declaration case. But that does not go to the rights and wrongs of possession in… https://t.co/PVK9QR4mnA
    Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 14:59
  • @global_her You may want to read the Schultz case for starters, and what it says about what patrimony laws must say a… https://t.co/DYgADiRoCr
    Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 14:56
  • @global_her There may be moral issues to justify returns, but that will ultimately be decided by the current owner.… https://t.co/fvBNt4B0OR
    Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 14:54
  • @global_her It's a bit more complicated. Countries without rule of law have lots of laws on the books that are mostl… https://t.co/1ydRLjgfwO
    Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 12:27
  • @global_her Do not believe an illegal export in itself is a sufficient basis for repatriation.… https://t.co/mFZj5eg383
    Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 12:24
  • @global_her How does this work if Thailand has never bothered to ratify the 1970 UNESCO Convention? https://t.co/z54GjThr8S
    Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 11:42
  • @global_her RT : Announced today! 's Cultural Property Advisory Committee will meet October 27–29 to discuss U.S. bi… https://t.co/DQoOv3VHZo
    Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 15:27
  • @global_her RT : Maybe now is the time to take a closer look at your MOU cultural property agreement wit… https://t.co/1R1n9KWmkh
    Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 12:27
  • @global_her Greek- American Groups protest conversion of Hagia Sophia from a museum to a mosque: https://t.co/m3laTBED3M
    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 14:06
  • @global_her According to House Fin Services aides, the the Counter Act would apply to anyone grossing $5… https://t.co/ATYY20Azgu
    Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 15:13
  • @global_her RT : Collecting Ancient Coins: Time to Consider a New Paradigm That Facilitates Lawful Trade https://t.co/wbYsTOSWiR
    Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 14:17
  • @global_her Yet, you and your organization cannot say that mobs tearing down heritage is wrong. Proves our poin… https://t.co/Q5wl0FlWRG
    Monday, July 27, 2020 - 13:45
  • @global_her RT : Want to learn more about efforts to protect our ability to collect ancient coins from embargoes on behalf of foreig… https://t.co/g5PoKJWWQC
    Monday, July 27, 2020 - 13:33
  • @global_her RT : Extent of trade in looted antiquities is exaggerated, report claims | The Art Newspaper https://t.co/73ZRgWvNLS
    Monday, July 27, 2020 - 13:32
  • @global_her Interested in what happened at this week's Cultural Property Advisory Committee meeting to discuss proposed renewal… https://t.co/sqlypukKiq
    Friday, July 24, 2020 - 17:51
  • @global_her It did not help the Saudi Supported Yemeni Gov't's cause that it stood accused of b… https://t.co/u0Bx6nwxMs
    Friday, July 24, 2020 - 13:48
  • @global_her RT : Mr. Pence, has before her a proposed cultural property MOU that would recognized… https://t.co/d5w44X05Fu
    Friday, July 24, 2020 - 11:37
  • @global_her Read the FN. It doesn't say you incited violence (others did), it says you justified it and provides… https://t.co/JUUKcQMr5F
    Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 16:18
  • @global_her No surprise 2 members associated with "heritage preservation" did not want to hear the truth. No on… https://t.co/0NfQPTT6J3
    Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 15:11
  • @global_her Here is what our executive director said more or less at yesterday's CPAC hearing to consider a renewal of a MOU wi… https://t.co/3uNzwfE0L9
    Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 13:34