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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 RT : In addition to Palmyra, Russians also involved in Apamea it seems. https://t.co/5rD4mUoitn
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  • @global_her RT : Thank you for your thorough analysis of the trouble with a cultural property MOU with Turkey. Unfortun… https://t.co/N5W7z9KyKP
    Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 14:09
  • @global_her While Turkey is to be commended for having a version of the UK's "Portable Antiquity Scheme,"… https://t.co/7US9epx4XV
    Monday, July 5, 2021 - 16:04
  • @global_her RT : JUST IN: my investigative oped profiles Turkey’s looting industrial complex & why dismantling it is impor… https://t.co/gspm3CCKSM
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  • @global_her RT : I wrote about ancient graffiti, modern graffiti at ancient sites, and what they tell us when we think about them to… https://t.co/xZQawJuKzz
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  • @global_her Unfortunately, the AIA's anti-collecting cultural heritage initiatives touted here have done much… https://t.co/1KuzKtYEbb
    Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 14:40
  • @global_her RT : Yet, because of your actions you are denying them the right to get in touch with heritage by collecting… https://t.co/M9Gi0QFXcR
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  • @global_her RT : See analysis I provided the Clooney Foundation for Justice's #TrialWatch initiative regarding the fairness of a bla… https://t.co/ZoEq91SW5z
    Friday, June 25, 2021 - 12:56
  • @global_her Why again do we have a cultural property MOU with the PRC? https://t.co/wHhIuyU6dS
    Friday, June 25, 2021 - 10:10
  • @global_her As implemented, MOUs make US Customs the enforcer for authoritarian MENA govt's "clawing back" cultu… https://t.co/Hay9iw0RM4
    Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 14:26
  • @global_her RT : The guard is also the thief: Why is Russia so interested in the Syrian cultural heritage? - Enab Baladi https://t.co/dLTGMc81b4
    Friday, June 18, 2021 - 12:08
  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Observer: Biden Administration Implements Last Minute Trump MOU with Turkey; Coins, Religious Art… https://t.co/rQ5PEIkYwK
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  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Observer: Biden Administration Implements Last Minute Trump MOU with Turkey; Coins, Religious Art… https://t.co/s2CE93KUCH
    Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 13:52
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