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 Great this group is engaged on the issue, but that d… https://t.co/DfCzGq5U8c
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 18:04
  • @global_her You can find additional information here: https://t.co/cUvwqoFTNe
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 17:57
  • @global_her As mentioned previously, while Tunisia and Morocco h… https://t.co/l1Q8bwnk91
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 17:53
  • @global_her Self-serving articles placed by MENA gov'ts and thei… https://t.co/J8uqA4yoXu
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 17:50
  • @global_her Morocco and Tunisia are exceptions to the usual state of affairs.
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 17:40
  • @global_her Not sure the article supports what you say if only now thinking about it....
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 17:39
  • @global_her A piece of history... https://t.co/G8yg05g9uv
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 16:50
  • @global_her This ignores the implications of MENA Governments' claims to religi… https://t.co/BkwufWhxm1
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 15:21
  • @global_her Extending protection to sites associated with MENA ethnic and religious minorities who have emigrated to the United… https://t.co/e8DMqVSPMr
    Friday, May 3, 2019 - 13:02
  • @global_her Our Executive Director, Peter Tompa will be moderating a panel about regulating the art market on M… https://t.co/TL0ucgp7AE
    Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 15:55
  • @global_her US MOU with Libya does not "protect" Libyan artifacts; rather it calls for repatriation of undocumented "Libyan" cu… https://t.co/3nhjDzTyp2
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 17:14
  • @global_her What is your definition of "illicit collecting?" That is the root of the disagreement.
    Friday, April 26, 2019 - 15:06
  • @global_her Want to hear more about efforts to regulate the art trade? On May 21, GHA's executive director will be moderating… https://t.co/JCWmEvmm1x
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:42
  • @global_her RT : Analysis from our archive: Church and State disagree over management of religious heritage in France #NotreDame https://t.co/wZTlQIql38
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 13:53
  • @global_her Fire has devastated Notre-Dame. The Cathedral was desecrated during the French Revolution, but was restored in the… https://t.co/RK5ACaRv8M
    Monday, April 15, 2019 - 17:00
  • @global_her Bill introduced to help protect and preserve access to Christian and Jewish heritage in MENA states: https://t.co/F4sgmK185s
    Friday, April 12, 2019 - 10:19
  • @global_her Morocco is an exception to how most MENA countries treat Jewish artifacts. https://t.co/GdqtHQi8PN
    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:06
  • @global_her RT : Zombie Statistics/Policy Based Evidence have been exploited by archaeological advocacy groups to push through legis… https://t.co/s3HROq9vIw
    Monday, April 8, 2019 - 09:34
  • @global_her RT : The State Department, supported by archaeological advocacy groups, rammed through a MOU for Libya on behalf of the… https://t.co/fU1eOo6pTm
    Monday, April 8, 2019 - 09:33
  • @global_her Jewish refugees express deep concerns about proposal for US Government to ratify Saudi-allied Yemeni Government's c… https://t.co/1DItiiQqtj
    Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 11:30