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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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RECENT TWEETS

  • @global_her RT : Wonder how long it will take the archaeological lobby to clamor for legislation authorizing “emergency import restr… https://t.co/1jId5lAcLt
    Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 13:15
  • @global_her Is it time to fly out the contents of Afghanistan's national museum for safe keeping? We know what happened the la… https://t.co/YzBsqCx7OH
    Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 17:15
  • @global_her The MoU with Turkey and its embargo on cultural goods supposedly will help promote "scientific research." That was… https://t.co/4fDwC55KTZ
    Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 13:45
  • @global_her That's all fine and good, but it should be done consistent with American values: https://t.co/rs1K1xa0J7
    Friday, July 30, 2021 - 15:43
  • @global_her No, just suggesting there are plenty of undocumented artifacts on the leg… https://t.co/YSOM6LMb03
    Friday, July 30, 2021 - 14:08
  • @global_her Glad to hear the ATHAR project supports antiquities sales! Good to know!… https://t.co/E6oXgoFS6i
    Friday, July 30, 2021 - 14:05
  • @global_her Another demand based appeal favored by the archaeological lobby. Need a… https://t.co/qXt5VPD16c
    Friday, July 30, 2021 - 11:27
  • @global_her State Department nominee disappoints representatives of displaced minority populations: https://t.co/vsbPaiOpnp
    Friday, July 30, 2021 - 11:23
  • @global_her Again, all the focus on others when US archaeologists themselves have an important par… https://t.co/9GT672Cbpw
    Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 08:00
  • @global_her Only ATHAR would equate fair living wages with "colonialism. A dodge to avoid admitti… https://t.co/F28zs4w5Lb
    Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 07:58
  • @global_her Archaeological advocacy group love shifting all responsibility to collectors and deale… https://t.co/stb6LhHfcv
    Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 20:03
  • @global_her How about some social justice directed at your own discipline? You can start by agitat… https://t.co/Yae74ANLU4
    Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 17:34
  • @global_her RT : Senator Markey (D-Mass) asked an excellent question of ECA nominee Satterfield about the need to take into account… https://t.co/Qkp3KLQNru
    Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:19
  • @global_her Here is our ED's take on today's discussion: https://t.co/MdlZbUXehG
    Monday, July 26, 2021 - 18:11
  • @global_her Here is our Executive Director's take on today's George Mason TraCCC/Antiquities Coalition seminar on valuing the i… https://t.co/QE2rQ0bOnY
    Monday, July 26, 2021 - 18:10
  • @global_her All the focus on demand is not surprising because addressing the issue at the source would require t… https://t.co/HPUk6GAQwm
    Monday, July 26, 2021 - 14:58
  • @global_her All these current gov'ts are democracies and have guarantees respecting religious freed… https://t.co/gRUNnnICve
    Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 14:23
  • @global_her "[W]e are fortunate to be part of the team that is able to return these artifacts to th… https://t.co/gog574NrDd
    Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 14:13
  • @global_her As for resources, many of these countries pour huge amounts of $ into their militaries and police for… https://t.co/QSsWXqmDlN
    Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 16:04
  • @global_her You apparently do not understand what "rule of law" is. One of the major problems in MENA is that th… https://t.co/7BjQ049HBO
    Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 16:03