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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 Or, how about these? https://t.co/PlYW65cbpZ
    Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 17:51
  • @global_her What do you think will happen to these artifacts just repatriated to Afghanistan by the Manhattan DA and HSI? https://t.co/GTPPbG720f
    Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 17:49
  • @global_her Who says the United States does not have culture or haute cuisine? https://t.co/Sqo7PqJe77
    Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 12:01
  • @global_her RT : From the Bamiyan Valley to an ancient spiritual centre of Zoroastrianism and Buddhism, former Unesco senior officia… https://t.co/pjwU9pp2Hf
    Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 11:53
  • @global_her RT : Dr. Gil Stein of on the Taliban and cultural heritage: "This is something that can and must be monito… https://t.co/NcmaNrX35S
    Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 11:50
  • @global_her As stated, our major concern is that an object is deemed "illicit" or "guilty" if you like in common parlanc… https://t.co/0fcHsQRuMa
    Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 08:52
  • @global_her You only demonstrate your own arrogance by insulting others rather than focusing on issues as well as your f… https://t.co/QSVwkPnb36
    Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 08:48
  • @global_her More fear mongering based on rank speculation. If history is any guide, the Taliban are more into d… https://t.co/g5rYzaLxGm
    Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 17:47
  • @global_her Only progress if you are an academic who doesn't like private collecting. There are better ways to… https://t.co/LTjwXKT1oT
    Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 12:06
  • @global_her Makes items "illegal" on entry into US that are legally for… https://t.co/xMmKRzAt3r
    Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 09:30
  • @global_her Groups representing the interest of minority populations also have opposed MOUs with repressive MENA governm… https://t.co/0TFd3ZruWa
    Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 07:57
  • @global_her The Gov't should have to have some proofs beyond an item is of a type on a designated list before private pr… https://t.co/tgcuHhS4hj
    Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 07:55
  • @global_her Makes items "illegal" on entry into US that are legally for sale in the EU. The anti-thesis of Anglo-Americ… https://t.co/BND6tkI3Yw
    Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 07:53
  • @global_her The problem with these MOUs is as applied they embargo long… https://t.co/b4EybTaZES
    Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 07:43
  • @global_her Another MOU where little or no evidence of current looting presented, and which will authorize anoth… https://t.co/MM0TZEbQGy
    Monday, August 23, 2021 - 17:06
  • @global_her RT : There are two World Heritage Sites in Afghanistan: the Minaret of Jam and the Bamiyan Valley, where the Tal… https://t.co/kn9wQcsWVt
    Monday, August 23, 2021 - 14:47
  • @global_her RT : Buddhist Stupa at Topdara Near Bagram ( Ancient City of Kapisa ) In Afghanistan It Was Constructed In 4th Century… https://t.co/1DRIkpSmgy
    Monday, August 23, 2021 - 14:45
  • @global_her RT : The end of Sikhs in Afghanistan? Some of the last remaining Afghan Sikhs leave Kabul carrying with them holy Sikh s… https://t.co/qPJ1BFJIMc
    Monday, August 23, 2021 - 14:45
  • @global_her Congrats! If your Tweets are any guide, you will not be a boring prof!
    Monday, August 23, 2021 - 11:06
  • @global_her Why the avoidance of the word "Taliban" or any recognition whatsoever that they have primary responsibi… https://t.co/XCDuPTBArx
    Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 13:59