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 Sensationalist reporting should raise questions about the significance of the items… https://t.co/Gwqn6rTZJg
    Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 15:00
  • @global_her RT : UK Gov’t Query: Is Ban on Warthog, Hippo, Walrus, Whale and Narwhal Necessary? Expanded Ivory Law Would Threaten N… https://t.co/pW3tvSZaZo
    Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 17:13
  • @global_her More silliness. Just because they had some coverage of the issue bef… https://t.co/77LUm7u9RM
    Monday, July 29, 2019 - 17:44
  • @global_her Do you speak for the Atlantic Council now too? Only they are in a pos… https://t.co/lEIVj1ujMw
    Monday, July 29, 2019 - 16:51
  • @global_her RT : Atlantic Council publication equates Egyptian Military Dictatorship with Indigenous Groups? Leaving aside rights/w… https://t.co/O4IS8tWX9O
    Monday, July 29, 2019 - 09:29
  • @global_her UK Ivory ban to receive judicial review: https://t.co/ShZ6QPPALL
    Monday, July 29, 2019 - 09:29
  • @global_her RT : Jordan unveils underwater museum of military vehicles https://t.co/8GhnfQ21Ju
    Friday, July 26, 2019 - 09:20
  • @global_her RT : 2019 STOP Act: Fixing a Flawed Indian Art Bill: Undermining Established Public Policy Is Harmful to Museums, Busine… https://t.co/cnvgKvylcs
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 14:26
  • @global_her Complete spin! First timeline, MOUs only directed at "illicit antiquities" if believe "undocumented… https://t.co/DypfBTnqQM
    Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 12:41
  • @global_her But values found on eBay are likely much more i… https://t.co/NDoOYUmOWk
    Friday, July 19, 2019 - 16:58
  • @global_her "The market data consist of publicly available records of 41,… https://t.co/CHijm1FGkc
    Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:02
  • @global_her Query: Was it good idea for Pres. Obama to appoint a Native American activist to CPAC to begin with when she sugges… https://t.co/J8KYei3G7J
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 14:48
  • @global_her RT : China promotes Xinjiang as tourist heaven while holding Muslim Uygurs in re-education camps https://t.co/VOGwVwSRdj via
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 13:37
  • @global_her This article contains a major error. There was no "Austrian Army" in WWII. Germany annexed Austria… https://t.co/A4Zpj9sWNK
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 13:34
  • @global_her As mentioned previously, these numbers need to be closely checked. They appear to b… https://t.co/oiPSi2lqgG
    Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 12:46
  • @global_her If the methodology is similar to other such studies, it assumes the values o… https://t.co/OHmTzZZXMJ
    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 14:36
  • @global_her One really needs to look long and hard at this claim in this AC funded study… https://t.co/utkf8mVIjV
    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 14:32
  • @global_her A Transylvanian treat! https://t.co/0xLyF0BBT9
    Monday, July 15, 2019 - 14:53
  • @global_her Still hard to top even in an era of computerized graphics: https://t.co/Lu7ZKTeXdA
    Monday, July 15, 2019 - 14:31
  • @global_her RT : This Year’s UNESCO Session Was an Insult to World Heritage https://t.co/Z39nagJHQm
    Monday, July 15, 2019 - 14:09