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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 I've heard Jim McAndrew and others say this. It certainly would expl… https://t.co/uuETWfmz6H
    Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 16:00
  • @global_her But applied to an article about Iran where non-Muslims are a miniscule part of the population.
    Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 15:55
  • @global_her I guess that depends if you are talking about a cross-section of society, particularly i… https://t.co/TfTytE3ZzA
    Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 15:52
  • @global_her The article is about Iran, not the Middle East as a whole.
    Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 15:50
  • @global_her You appear to claim that the situation in the US and other countries with rule of law are comparable… https://t.co/MZAlppbrqV
    Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 15:46
  • @global_her You must have missed the point that you seem to only be able to rely on old news to make your own. T… https://t.co/lSEwAa9qx8
    Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 15:44
  • @global_her GHA has enormous respect for the Tribes, but we need to separate instances where theft is proven from… https://t.co/2tv7LfkDu0
    Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 15:23
  • @global_her More old news recycled as if it were new. The reality is that increased federal enforcement and chan… https://t.co/hOM3ysomSp
    Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 15:20
  • @global_her Thank you to the Art Newspaper for its timely publication on the eve of Assistant Secretary Safferfield's confirmat… https://t.co/FHUfwfAoWS
    Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 14:12
  • @global_her Your reliance on a 2021 Post article about a 2014 prosecution based on earlier conduct should tell yo… https://t.co/HmAdkqbxmG
    Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 14:02
  • @global_her Isn't there traditions in that part of the world of gold guarded by the Jinn is waiting… https://t.co/HllBsKRTDF
    Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 12:26
  • @global_her That is neat and definitely not old school. Back in the day, it was either a fossil or a fiberglass replica.
    Monday, July 19, 2021 - 14:07
  • @global_her Presumably, most Iranians feel disconnected from their history before the Revolution and even more so bef… https://t.co/ZI2rRgS380
    Monday, July 19, 2021 - 13:50
  • @global_her I guess this kind of museum experience has lost favor with the professionals, but still thrilling to tho… https://t.co/KfAfZiXxLD
    Monday, July 19, 2021 - 13:32
  • @global_her The other issue is that let's face it these laws in MENA are created by authoritarian regimes that s… https://t.co/GEd8ieiBlY
    Monday, July 19, 2021 - 13:29
  • @global_her The problem with your analysis is that you ignore the real world where whatever the laws on the book… https://t.co/7ggPaJTkhf
    Monday, July 19, 2021 - 13:27
  • @global_her More misleading statements, "It said the Skanda sculpture a… https://t.co/GMNs5GVZCd
    Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 15:03
  • @global_her It was almost 50 years ago. Let's also not forget the Cambodian Gov't recognized Latchford though the… https://t.co/BJjuQyMVEV
    Friday, July 16, 2021 - 11:48
  • @global_her Again begs the question why we have a cultural property MOU with the PRC. https://t.co/MqeM5xF3OU
    Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 14:37
  • @global_her RT : It was only a matter of time until the unchecked Islamophobic counterinsurgency that deliberately conflated Islam w… https://t.co/aeqAroMHDq
    Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 14:29