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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 : A New Report Says Germany Is a Hotspot for the Illegal Antiquities Market. Here's Why That's Wrong—and Dangerous https://t.co/yp7rl641pL
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  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Observer: CPAC Meets to Consider MOU with Costa Rica https://t.co/AZfFXpoV6u
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  • @global_her The Hobby Lobby case you are referring to is an anomaly; it concerns objects directly purch… https://t.co/P4J279x9JL
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  • @global_her The problem is the "criminal activity" targeted by import restrictions is the i… https://t.co/TCbi9H6dcK
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  • @global_her In any event, both the Antiquities Coalition and the ATHAR project have advocat… https://t.co/8EpAbYyOxM
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  • @global_her RT : CCP/GHA suggest CPAC recommend that archaeologists step up to ensure site security and fair living wages for archae… https://t.co/jz0XUUdlbW
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