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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 The Iranian supported Houthi are holding Levi Marhabi not the Saudi supported Hadi Govt, but any MOU will require r… https://t.co/e4fka6JltI
    Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 10:03
  • @global_her "Stolen" irrelevant. CPIA only applies to "designated" cultural material illicitly exported from Sta… https://t.co/RdzncRpS2m
    Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 14:19
  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Observer: Summary of CPAC Meeting on Requests from Yemen and Morocco https://t.co/z9qhE8a3ZM
    Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 13:28
  • @global_her Will the Antiquities Coalition work to "protect small business?"
    Monday, October 28, 2019 - 12:08
  • @global_her Wouldn't Lord Elgin's heirs have a claim against Greece?
    Friday, October 18, 2019 - 09:50
  • @global_her RT : So let me get this straight, Turkey bombs an ancient temple greatly damaging it, and floods another ancient site fo… https://t.co/PQX75971nz
    Friday, October 18, 2019 - 09:40
  • @global_her RT : "The vast majority of comments came in response to an appeal from JIMENA against State Department efforts to recogn… https://t.co/c7uBP7yffp
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 16:04
  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Observer: Slim Public Support for MOU's with Yemen and Morocco https://t.co/AYpfMM63SY
    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 13:40
  • @global_her “In Sana’a, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, ancient sites have been razed by Saudi-le… https://t.co/lwAcyPBq9m
    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 10:19
  • @global_her So, let us get this straight. Turkey asks US to act as its cultural property enforcer at the same time it is destr… https://t.co/SySqoyWx3l
    Friday, October 4, 2019 - 11:37
  • @global_her RT : Cultural Property Observer: Short Comment Period for Proposed MOU's with Morocco and Yemen https://t.co/kh3jjYpIR8
    Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 17:09
  • @global_her RT : The international art market as cultural bogeyman, Part 1: How confusion, complacency and politics play their part… https://t.co/wtUQIlnn5T
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 12:59
  • @global_her She's acknowledged the number is for the whole art market. Hopefully it can be corrected in the article.
    Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 09:50
  • @global_her Any indications who was involved in Egypt?
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 14:53
  • @global_her RT : Maybe the Antiquities Coalition should stop “raising… https://t.co/aSucVp4z5c
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:30
  • @global_her RT : The $45 bn figure for the illicit market provided in… https://t.co/NqFaiEN7jT
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:30
  • @global_her Thank you to the Antiques Trade Gazette for their profile of our executive director and some issues facing the trad… https://t.co/OdFBMgFbvi
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 13:06
  • @global_her How are these words consistent with the repatriation of artifacts of displaced Jewish and C… https://t.co/5Y0torjixj
    Monday, September 23, 2019 - 16:18
  • @global_her How is this consistent with the repatriation of artifacts associated with di… https://t.co/aXaTTOPq5U
    Monday, September 23, 2019 - 14:37
  • @global_her Wasn't this initially spun as having ISIS involvement? Isn't it also possible this… https://t.co/nfX60N11Qa
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 14:31