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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 Will a new MOU with Yemen really "protect" cultural property or just hurt small businesses and recognize rights of… https://t.co/ex0Zaav4cJ
    Monday, February 24, 2020 - 18:10
  • @global_her Is that like the hundreds of millions of dollars ISIS collected from stolen antiquities?
    Monday, February 24, 2020 - 15:41
  • @global_her RT : If you are interested in a deep dive on import restrictions on coins, the ACCG test case, AML controls and challeng… https://t.co/apityeKq2v
    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 14:55
  • @global_her Another embargo that impacts items on the designated list sold openly in the EU is hardly a "co… https://t.co/nZBKwXxbTd
    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 09:56
  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Observer: Jordanian MOU Backstory: A Window into How MOU's are Orchestrated https://t.co/AAqgmPAooi
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 12:42
  • @global_her RT : condemns a #Turkish administrative court’s ruling that denigrates Turkey’s #Christian heritage and set… https://t.co/CZTPu4WhL1
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 13:48
  • @global_her Any MOU with Turkey may very well encourage Erdogan to utilize this "precedent" to justify turning Hagia Sophia bac… https://t.co/iT3qbiBWIf
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:48
  • @global_her RT : STOLEN - Large Collection of Tribal Art Items - London, England https://t.co/lfggEtaIk8
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:34
  • @global_her RT : Shows restrictions based on wrong assumption these coins only found in Jordan. Also, what happens when tourists who… https://t.co/mbK9y4Iwn7
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:34
  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Observer: The US State Department Imposes Import Restrictions on a Wide Variety of Jordanian Arch… https://t.co/ToeK2Nd7pw
    Friday, February 7, 2020 - 14:27
  • @global_her Note word "some." The problem is that "some" ISIS looted materials leaving the area, is being used… https://t.co/bCncGrQAjV
    Friday, February 7, 2020 - 10:35
  • @global_her The last point is a good one. There is no substitute for common sense. It cannot be legislated, and… https://t.co/WX9d5a80Oo
    Friday, January 31, 2020 - 15:00
  • @global_her Please consider doing your own part and donating to help restore the balance in US Government policy in favor of mu… https://t.co/WLzgW84ziy
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 16:25
  • @global_her RT : AHI Objects to Turkish MoU Request to State Dept. on Cultural Property https://t.co/Qlx31IOzov via News of America
    Monday, January 27, 2020 - 15:41
  • @global_her RT : Five Reasons NOT to Sign Cultural Property Deals with Turkey and Tunisia: Destroying sites, denying minority and re… https://t.co/oJ9I3fZcam
    Monday, January 27, 2020 - 14:14
  • @global_her RT : So artifacts can be seized and sent to a war zone? MOUs are not "co… https://t.co/HmHa3ckkl4
    Monday, January 27, 2020 - 12:19
  • @global_her Greek-Americans object to MOU with Turkey: https://t.co/5VUum2FvjW
    Friday, January 24, 2020 - 14:10
  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Observer: Report on January 21, 2020, CPAC hearing to discuss proposed MOU's with Turkey and Tuni… https://t.co/rITeGGRPrS
    Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 16:07
  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Observer: On Proposed MOU’s with Turkey and Tunisia-Look Hard Before You Leap Again! https://t.co/iUUoPYaJSb
    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 09:49
  • @global_her RT : CCP & GHA Testify: No Evidence to Justify Blockade on All Art from Tunisia Access to Jewish and Berber Artifacts w… https://t.co/ZckKpMdQvp
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 16:17