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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 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
  • @global_her RT : Hot off the courts! Judgment in the "Stargazer" case. "The court holds that Turkey did not meet its initial burden… https://t.co/AEbxB1PXA9
    Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 14:07
  • @global_her Mussolini like destruction of cultural heritage for touristic purposes.
    Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 12:52
  • @global_her RT : Our monuments should be radically relabelled or repurposed to better represent who we are today, says former Britis… https://t.co/Ex8iFkjlxA
    Monday, September 6, 2021 - 12:37
  • @global_her RT : Will Israel Put an End to the Antiquities Trade? - CoinsWeekly- Vigilant collectors and dealers can make all the di… https://t.co/ydPFoURiB7
    Friday, September 3, 2021 - 11:30
  • @global_her RT : Taliban Announces China Will Be Their Main Partner - Guess Chinese cash more important to Taliban than their Islami… https://t.co/chziJtYX2W
    Friday, September 3, 2021 - 11:30
  • @global_her RT : Before you consider throwing out storm or flood damaged family heirlooms, watch our #SavingYourFamilyTreasures demo… https://t.co/9H9OhLYgQo
    Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 17:52
  • @global_her RT : Huge respect to the staff of the National Museum of Afghanistan https://t.co/NItlOS9LIl
    Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 10:42
  • @global_her State has never done that though groups associated with collectors, dealers and museums have requested… https://t.co/kLjKd9qQxv
    Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 10:41
  • @global_her RT : The threat to Afghanistan's Buddhist site of Mes Aynak comes not, in fact, from the Taliban’s extremism, but from t… https://t.co/VOKSXaN7BE
    Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 08:24
  • @global_her What will become of the items the Manhattan DA recently returned to now Taliban Afgha… https://t.co/wimCRcgXF4
    Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 08:18
  • @global_her Summaries are sometimes released, but don't recall one being released here. It would be on the CHC we… https://t.co/GHHzFEAy6h
    Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 15:06
  • @global_her The designated list will be published in the Federal Register. Have not seen it as y… https://t.co/EtyCDd5i7Q
    Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 15:03
  • @global_her This certainly does not bode well: https://t.co/JQcGNIa0cc
    Monday, August 30, 2021 - 16:10
  • @global_her Cultural heritage will be protected as long as it scores the propoganda points the regime wants to… https://t.co/os4bwi0iw4
    Monday, August 30, 2021 - 14:35
  • @global_her RT : My own takeaways: https://t.co/r90VLHk5TN
    Friday, August 27, 2021 - 13:06
  • @global_her RT : Keeps far more licit material from our trading partners in Europe out because applied as embargoes d… https://t.co/YpfFUgHHGU
    Friday, August 27, 2021 - 13:06
  • @global_her RT : The AC has stated before CPAC that CPIA import restrictions only bar import of desi… https://t.co/y9sF7mCq5Z
    Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 13:53
  • @global_her Is there any information about what happened to the material the NY DA repatriated back… https://t.co/i03NF9y2mR
    Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 11:29