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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 More propoganda heavy on allegations, light on facts. Law enforcement already has plenty of tools… https://t.co/GihBzfozys
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  • @global_her RT : Learn more about the anti-money laundering regulations in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and how it… https://t.co/hItIJcTSSw
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  • @global_her A blog counterpoint that provides further context about the underlying issues and limitatio… https://t.co/I7PC3hcY5i
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  • @global_her Want to learn more about costly and time consuming AML regulations Congress just foisted on the small and micro bus… https://t.co/xSWd3B0Vw6
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  • @global_her Further study of the issue would have been warranted given serious questions about the clai… https://t.co/VIMtSfpIJW
    Friday, January 1, 2021 - 16:10
  • @global_her A triumph of fear mongering over facts. The Senate instead supported a study of the issue… https://t.co/dfIR4DiRX0
    Friday, January 1, 2021 - 16:09
  • @global_her ? The archaeological lobby's efforts to regulate the art and antiquities trade through AML… https://t.co/Bg3mCFdZa7
    Friday, January 1, 2021 - 16:05
  • @global_her You also completely ignored the qualifiers in the bill that suggest that Congress wants FINCEN to fo… https://t.co/8vwGjGdqMu
    Friday, January 1, 2021 - 15:53
  • @global_her At least Christie's lobbyists register. The archaeological advocacy groups behind this legislation b… https://t.co/dow4ei8W4t
    Friday, January 1, 2021 - 15:51
  • @global_her Your article failed to identify the financial interests of the AML compliance contrac… https://t.co/C56gferY8p
    Friday, January 1, 2021 - 15:48
  • @global_her Again, more evidence of the triumph of fear mongering over facts, and the ability of the well funded and politicall… https://t.co/ilWUSJRsvx
    Friday, January 1, 2021 - 15:42
  • @global_her AML provisions that will foist expensive red tape on the small businesses of the antiquities trade are now law. An… https://t.co/gs6K9eWhOz
    Friday, January 1, 2021 - 15:05
  • @global_her Hopefully, with your new job you will be able to buy art and not just write about it-- but of cours… https://t.co/rSACpGDLWd
    Friday, January 1, 2021 - 13:41
  • @global_her Politics make for strange bedfellows; Trump and Sanders stand up for small businesses of antiquities trade agains… https://t.co/ist7JFRBZu
    Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 11:21
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  • @global_her This article completely ignored questions about ATHAR's methodology and wrongfully… https://t.co/VeH8PlQC8P
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  • @global_her RT : It would be nice if the proponents of such tear downs considered original context. In DC, African Amer… https://t.co/KtmERTtMks
    Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 15:54
  • @global_her If the proponents of the bill really were really concerned about transparency, they w… https://t.co/99aRsIdw47
    Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 13:27
  • @global_her RT : See WH Statement on veto of NDAA which also imposes costly red tape on the small businesses of the antiquities trad… https://t.co/GmMi341DxF
    Saturday, December 26, 2020 - 10:22