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 Want to buy part of the WWI German High Seas Fleet? Of course, there is a catch: https://t.co/Z2iZYhkWdY
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 15:39
  • @global_her You and this Egyptian publication could very well be reading a bit too much into what the ambassador… https://t.co/U3HDRF2mUE
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 13:29
  • @global_her RT : The 's 25th anniversary exhibition considers the art of devotional offerings across various religion… https://t.co/4hEzpF0T4W
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 10:17
  • @global_her Reversing the burden of proof is contrary to our great Anglo-American legal tradition of putting all proofs on the… https://t.co/Q8aYBBpR9J
    Friday, June 14, 2019 - 11:23
  • @global_her This is very old news dating from 2005. What has the Afghan government and archaeologists… https://t.co/fQlY0VmMQD
    Friday, June 14, 2019 - 11:19
  • @global_her RT : A study reveals that up to 8% of museum acquisitions were looted from private East German citizens https://t.co/YNASpjRiKR
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 12:21
  • @global_her Planned move raises concern whether 100 year old battleship seaworthy: https://t.co/TJVrvch0xe
    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 16:12
  • @global_her Assad also intentionally destroyed cultural heritage and regime forces have been involved in looting.… https://t.co/VGTFMzmwyH
    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 14:57
  • @global_her MEI https://t.co/dGSwC0RBYB acknowledges the evils of the Assad regime, but has also partnered with the Antiquities… https://t.co/kx1Nm9YnXL
    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 11:27
  • @global_her Another poorly conceived article from an author who writes the same story over and over again for… https://t.co/EMiPLe4U0Z
    Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 16:10
  • @global_her Saudi/Yemeni propaganda has it that the Iranian backed Houthi tribe is responsible for looting. If so, why… https://t.co/qI0Xwh04Zj
    Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:16
  • @global_her Live Science writes the same story over and again for the Antiquities Coalition. The only c… https://t.co/u4LGufEfVH
    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 15:44
  • @global_her How Zombie statistics have led to bad public policy with regard to the art trade. https://t.co/PIUzw2nAiD
    Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00
  • @global_her Partnerships between gov't decision-makers, law enforc… https://t.co/H1lhEAh18u
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 16:30
  • @global_her Historic ships cost $$$ to maintain. The Texas, a WW I and II survivor, needs more visitors to keep her afloat for… https://t.co/xFEDZ4mKHJ
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 16:19
  • @global_her You are getting far afield and putting words in my mouth. Most countries a… https://t.co/EkJMcxZF48
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 15:50
  • @global_her Of course, another gross misrepresentation. Simply too much out there to b… https://t.co/phSaPzIplv
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 14:25
  • @global_her Great article. Thanks for reminding everyone of it. There is a corruption… https://t.co/BzQ7fdm99f
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 14:09
  • @global_her You are not making much sense. That concern has been raised as to US recog… https://t.co/Ngg7YV7wc7
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 13:52
  • @global_her What is State doing to facilitate lawful trade? Greece must reco… https://t.co/nMQzWExwVr
    Friday, May 31, 2019 - 13:48