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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 : » Anti-Money Laundering Law Goes After Antiquities Trade https://t.co/e4JqpgSwGH
    Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 20:16
  • @global_her RT : Trump State Department and Turkey Sign Controversial Last Minute Cultural Property Agreement that will presumably r… https://t.co/k1qmt4Nynr
    Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 20:16
  • @global_her RT : UNESCO is Not Your Friend - Numismatic News https://t.co/dvODrCCoij
    Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 20:13
  • @global_her RT : AHI Strongly Condemns US-Turkey Cultural Property Agreement — American Hellenic Institute https://t.co/QA4NzhW3uc
    Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 20:13
  • @global_her RT : Anti-Money Laundering Law Goes After Antiquities Trade https://t.co/2wHSAkDfKe
    Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 20:13
  • @global_her RT : Federal Register :: Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Categories of Archaeological Material of Italy- Res… https://t.co/7yh4w2OJZN
    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 12:55
  • @global_her Hungary gathered up all the statues the Communists imposed and put them up altogether in a nice park. https://t.co/jglWR8UkUJ
    Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 12:46
  • @global_her RT : My latest article for ⁦⁩: In a swift post-Brexit move, UK rejects EU’s strict import rules on cultu… https://t.co/WNVYvTuIV0
    Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 12:25
  • @global_her RT : Lawmakers Are Cracking Down on the 'Unregulated' US Art Market. Here's How a New Anti-Money Laundering Law Will Aff… https://t.co/KIJS0mwOw2
    Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 10:56
  • @global_her More propoganda heavy on allegations, light on facts. Law enforcement already has plenty of tools… https://t.co/GihBzfozys
    Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 14:58
  • @global_her RT : Learn more about the anti-money laundering regulations in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and how it… https://t.co/hItIJcTSSw
    Monday, January 4, 2021 - 17:31
  • @global_her A blog counterpoint that provides further context about the underlying issues and limitatio… https://t.co/I7PC3hcY5i
    Sunday, January 3, 2021 - 17:48
  • @global_her Want to learn more about costly and time consuming AML regulations Congress just foisted on the small and micro bus… https://t.co/xSWd3B0Vw6
    Sunday, January 3, 2021 - 11:39
  • @global_her Further study of the issue would have been warranted given serious questions about the clai… https://t.co/VIMtSfpIJW
    Friday, January 1, 2021 - 16:10
  • @global_her A triumph of fear mongering over facts. The Senate instead supported a study of the issue… https://t.co/dfIR4DiRX0
    Friday, January 1, 2021 - 16:09
  • @global_her ? The archaeological lobby's efforts to regulate the art and antiquities trade through AML… https://t.co/Bg3mCFdZa7
    Friday, January 1, 2021 - 16:05
  • @global_her You also completely ignored the qualifiers in the bill that suggest that Congress wants FINCEN to fo… https://t.co/8vwGjGdqMu
    Friday, January 1, 2021 - 15:53
  • @global_her At least Christie's lobbyists register. The archaeological advocacy groups behind this legislation b… https://t.co/dow4ei8W4t
    Friday, January 1, 2021 - 15:51
  • @global_her Your article failed to identify the financial interests of the AML compliance contrac… https://t.co/C56gferY8p
    Friday, January 1, 2021 - 15:48
  • @global_her Again, more evidence of the triumph of fear mongering over facts, and the ability of the well funded and politicall… https://t.co/ilWUSJRsvx
    Friday, January 1, 2021 - 15:42