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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 All this posturing only highlights the fact that the AC and other archaeological advo… https://t.co/a2biJ9QrFK
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 14:49
  • @global_her Oddly, the coins are likely Austrian Talers, not Palestinian coins, though s… https://t.co/QJKovaB5Yd
    Monday, January 13, 2020 - 15:49
  • @global_her It should also be noted that MOU's are with governments, not "the people." And why do you suppose t… https://t.co/WZuo045JJo
    Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 10:16
  • @global_her RT : » Turkey Bombs 3,000 Year Old Syro-Hittite Site to Rubble- None of the archaeological advocacy groups favoring a MO… https://t.co/WdI8pVAuq3
    Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 09:45
  • @global_her RT : Why not also raise the alarm about the Saudi Coalition’s, Assad/Iran/Russia’s and Tur… https://t.co/06tFxQ1I3i
    Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 09:45
  • @global_her RT : That’s a good sentiment. But, why don’t you name the perpetrators, i.e. Assad, Iran (Soleimani run operation) and Russia (Putin)?
    Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:12
  • @global_her (The images referenced are in the Yemen section cited)
    Monday, January 6, 2020 - 14:13
  • @global_her Major traffickers? "The most active actor offered artifacts in 27 posts, more than twice the amount… https://t.co/q78eg7QrUb
    Monday, January 6, 2020 - 14:09
  • @global_her The "other nation" is a close ally. In fact the Hadi Government has been accused of being the Saudi'… https://t.co/vYKjjugh3g
    Monday, January 6, 2020 - 14:04
  • @global_her What about the Saudi Coalition's actual as opposed to threatened bombing of a museum as well as other… https://t.co/DRW1XivhHQ
    Monday, January 6, 2020 - 12:17
  • @global_her How about also condemning intentional Saudi Coalition and Turkish destruction of c… https://t.co/9bFdx1ivZU
    Monday, January 6, 2020 - 10:42
  • @global_her RT : Excellent piece. Well thought through and lots of detail https://t.co/b0o6uNQYVn
    Friday, January 3, 2020 - 13:21
  • @global_her RT : The State Department bureaucracy noticed this controversial MOU request over the holidays probably hoping it would… https://t.co/Efre49yZy0
    Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 09:35
  • @global_her Scare tactics based on fear not facts. Far closer truth, Antiquities Coalition's close ties with au… https://t.co/U3zntppXjb
    Monday, December 30, 2019 - 15:50
  • @global_her It's a fair question whether the non-profit Antiquities Coalition's advocacy work seeking MOUs and import restricti… https://t.co/YhtlMvYsLL
    Monday, December 23, 2019 - 16:52
  • @global_her RT : Controversy: How US Recognizes Middle East Government Ownership of Jewish & Minority Heritage. JIMENA’s Sarah Levi… https://t.co/SWsDyHwLA6
    Monday, December 23, 2019 - 10:33
  • @global_her You should become more aware of whats going on before the Cultural Property Advis… https://t.co/On2QytWFks
    Monday, December 23, 2019 - 10:33
  • @global_her Can you clarify whether this was seized pursuant to the MOU because it was imported into the US after the… https://t.co/S15RpXkFQu
    Monday, December 23, 2019 - 09:56
  • @global_her Why is the US contemplating a MOU with Turkey again? https://t.co/bOhExDersw
    Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 18:26
  • @global_her RT : Another embargo on all “undocumented” “Jordanian” cultural goods entering the US rather than prospec… https://t.co/qVvROB1DfB
    Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 16:29