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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 RT : 'Do leopards change their spots?': Taliban threat to heritage in Afghanistan could be worse than in 2001 | The Art… https://t.co/0IwznGV8VT
    Friday, August 20, 2021 - 17:39
  • @global_her It's happening already: https://t.co/MV0PnLeUdg
    Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 15:31
  • @global_her RT : #China says they are formally talking to the #Taliban about beginning mining at the ancient #Buddhist city of… https://t.co/L7NmKXH1Qa
    Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 15:29
  • @global_her RT : So Taliban have blown up slain #Hazara leader Abdul Ali Mazari’s statue in Bamiyan. Last time they executed him, bl… https://t.co/q4nHcy1HW2
    Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 15:01
  • @global_her RT : It’s confirmed that Shaheed Mazari’s statue was blown up and vandalized yesterday evening, right after Taliban spok… https://t.co/lMzsXj226t
    Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 15:01
  • @global_her RT : Well that was depressingly quick https://t.co/NAhHDJbAcu
    Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 11:12
  • @global_her Look in the mirror. The archaeological lobby wants all these things the Taliban now promis… https://t.co/d6uUPZPD8P
    Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 17:42
  • @global_her Given their history, don't you think the Taliban's inclination to smash statues and blow up monument… https://t.co/T1s8C8lLKc
    Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 17:34
  • @global_her ICOM and the archaeological lobby ignoring history and claiming the dangers to Afghan cultural heritage come from u… https://t.co/OhIzJLLsnt
    Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 16:19
  • @global_her Why not address the Taliban elephant in the room rather than just falling back on your usual narrativ… https://t.co/JE04roGbHB
    Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 15:19
  • @global_her Do you want to send it back to the Taliban?
    Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 10:47
  • @global_her Taliban's soothing words believable or merely an effort to gain support from archaeological groups with a history o… https://t.co/A0ngUi2k11
    Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 10:39
  • @global_her Unfortunately, it looks like the Chinese have already made overtures to the Taliban w… https://t.co/DVBfuRlL8U
    Monday, August 16, 2021 - 17:13
  • @global_her The cultural heritage status quo is broken because it assumes national governments are the best prote… https://t.co/aABLxoJVtP
    Monday, August 16, 2021 - 14:49
  • @global_her RT : Terrible news - the #Taliban have taken #MesAynak leaving the fate of this incredible 5,000-year-old site unknown: https://t.co/86FmSHDRfE
    Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 13:16
  • @global_her RT : Wonder how long it will take the archaeological lobby to clamor for legislation authorizing “emergency import restr… https://t.co/1jId5lAcLt
    Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 13:15
  • @global_her Is it time to fly out the contents of Afghanistan's national museum for safe keeping? We know what happened the la… https://t.co/YzBsqCx7OH
    Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 17:15
  • @global_her The MoU with Turkey and its embargo on cultural goods supposedly will help promote "scientific research." That was… https://t.co/4fDwC55KTZ
    Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 13:45
  • @global_her That's all fine and good, but it should be done consistent with American values: https://t.co/rs1K1xa0J7
    Friday, July 30, 2021 - 15:43
  • @global_her No, just suggesting there are plenty of undocumented artifacts on the leg… https://t.co/YSOM6LMb03
    Friday, July 30, 2021 - 14:08