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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 When we last looked, ATHAR project included 2 men. In any event, more ad hominem attacks rather tha… https://t.co/T8X8NotPPz
    Friday, September 24, 2021 - 18:34
  • @global_her As noted, the request is then moot as the gov't that made it no longer exists. Nasty GIFS don't chan… https://t.co/BvAT9gKQ7d
    Friday, September 24, 2021 - 17:07
  • @global_her You are trying to have it both ways again. Will ATHAR support emergency restrictions that will benef… https://t.co/Hgr9y5v3ta
    Friday, September 24, 2021 - 16:53
  • @global_her The US previously recognized Assad before the Civil War and presumably will do so again. ATHAR has su… https://t.co/hRDv9iMc1Q
    Friday, September 24, 2021 - 16:51
  • @global_her You can't have it both ways. Either the request is moot because the Old Gov't no longer exists or th… https://t.co/Gr2rSOev2T
    Friday, September 24, 2021 - 15:50
  • @global_her RT : Recent Developments under The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: U.S. Courts Raise the Bar for American Art Dealers… https://t.co/ong6Vq2cAd
    Friday, September 24, 2021 - 15:40
  • @global_her RT : Hope this is also positive amid cultural catastrophe https://t.co/56X90dbOck
    Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 18:13
  • @global_her RT : Aga Khan Trust launches neutral, verified site for cultural heritage threats in Afghanistan. If interested follow 👉… https://t.co/l51nWDV5u8
    Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 18:13
  • @global_her RT : BREAKING: FinCEN has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to solicit public comment on the implementatio… https://t.co/89AYdovLwc
    Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 16:28
  • @global_her Any "emergency" has to do with who is running Afghanistan today, not collectors. So… https://t.co/TRo8gw6TzZ
    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 15:36
  • @global_her The real threat to Afghan cultural heritage comes from the Taliban running the country.… https://t.co/nf2Av7kSyu
    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 13:30
  • @global_her RT : Americans being targeted with new #coin restrictions. adds Afghan Taliban Government in CPAC docket MOU… https://t.co/ZgQdAFzrUV
    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 10:46
  • @global_her How is a cultural property agreement that must be negotiated with the Taliban regime going to protec… https://t.co/wzKT8UYVJo
    Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 10:46
  • @global_her RT : If you collect ancient or medieval coins, don’t let this slip by- silence will be taken as acquiescence. https://t.co/lQswQ6cL62
    Monday, September 20, 2021 - 10:41
  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Observer: Please Comment on a Proposed Renewals of MOUs with Cyprus and Peru- Only a short time… https://t.co/RWBi1Ds0f9
    Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 12:59
  • @global_her Our recollection of the CPAC hearing was that while there was some current looting in Albania, nothi… https://t.co/Yo4Y6M7hJo
    Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 12:06
  • @global_her The decision glossed over the requirement in the Shultz case that there must also… https://t.co/wcGuw4wqi2
    Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 08:43
  • @global_her While on its face a defeat for Turkey, archaeological advocacy groups may claim that the Court rec… https://t.co/d4LXQ7Wl7D
    Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 17:21
  • @global_her RT : Part of our series on Afghanistan culture and heritage from numismatics expert, Peter Tompa: Coins of Afghanistan… https://t.co/twOQ3Da9RK
    Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 14:30
  • @global_her RT : "Turkey also did not prove that the nine-inch (22.9 cm) figurine ... was excavated from Turkey after 1906, making t… https://t.co/uDE2rSlKdM
    Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 14:31