Advocating for museums, art collecting, and a balanced cultural policy

Facilitate lawful trade in cultural artifacts

Promote reasonable due diligence

Promote responsible archaeology

Restore balance in US Government policy in favor of museums and collectors

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 : The international art market as cultural bogeyman, Part 1: How confusion, complacency and politics play their part… https://t.co/wtUQIlnn5T
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 12:59
  • @global_her She's acknowledged the number is for the whole art market. Hopefully it can be corrected in the article.
    Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 09:50
  • @global_her Any indications who was involved in Egypt?
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 14:53
  • @global_her RT : Maybe the Antiquities Coalition should stop “raising… https://t.co/aSucVp4z5c
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:30
  • @global_her RT : The $45 bn figure for the illicit market provided in… https://t.co/NqFaiEN7jT
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:30
  • @global_her Thank you to the Antiques Trade Gazette for their profile of our executive director and some issues facing the trad… https://t.co/OdFBMgFbvi
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 13:06
  • @global_her How are these words consistent with the repatriation of artifacts of displaced Jewish and C… https://t.co/5Y0torjixj
    Monday, September 23, 2019 - 16:18
  • @global_her How is this consistent with the repatriation of artifacts associated with di… https://t.co/aXaTTOPq5U
    Monday, September 23, 2019 - 14:37
  • @global_her Wasn't this initially spun as having ISIS involvement? Isn't it also possible this… https://t.co/nfX60N11Qa
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 14:31
  • @global_her "Trafficking in antiquities is estimated to be a multi-billion dollar transnational criminal enterprise."… https://t.co/JbMkM3rJJO
    Friday, September 13, 2019 - 10:12
  • @global_her RT : Most of the 12,000-year old settlement of Hasankeyf in Turkey is about to be flooded as part of the highly controve… https://t.co/EJGG6Mlxab
    Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 15:22
  • @global_her All too often law enforcement grossly exaggerates the values of the items it s… https://t.co/ijx2rZENMs
    Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 14:04
  • @global_her But how does repatriating artifacts under a MOU to a nation involved in a civil war and specificall… https://t.co/8NZ4MH2oVN
    Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:02
  • @global_her Antiquities dealer's perspective in an academic publication! Well worth noting since reflects seldom heard view: https://t.co/stQP185ZA3
    Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 14:00
  • @global_her There should be a further caveat. What the laws may say may not be the way they are applied in prac… https://t.co/mWEEJwbh4X
    Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 12:49
  • @global_her RT : Reconstruction of #Constantinople (#Istanbul) in 1200 when it was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. Source:… https://t.co/fkp3tnij43
    Friday, August 23, 2019 - 14:45
  • @global_her RT : US State Department Imposes Embargo on Algerian Cultural Artifacts, Including Rope! Overbroad Import Restrictions W… https://t.co/nYUieQVFxY
    Monday, August 19, 2019 - 09:08
  • @global_her Any "responsible art market actor" will tell you these MOU's act as embargoes on all imports… https://t.co/2Z6PfJs4zT
    Friday, August 16, 2019 - 14:06
  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Observer: US State Department Imposes Embargo on Algerian Cultural Artifacts-- Including Rope! https://t.co/e8HFkJt4Oh
    Friday, August 16, 2019 - 13:34
  • @global_her As a practical matter, this means that lots of artifacts without long documentary histori… https://t.co/9zHSzBNAgq
    Friday, August 16, 2019 - 12:38