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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 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
  • @global_her RT : Dongguan Mosque, one of four great mosques of northwestern China. Islamicists, medievalists, cultural heritage spec… https://t.co/8QY3PvAA0I
    Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 14:22
  • @global_her "[A]rt market leaders themselves have called for, and many have alr… https://t.co/FUOjA6Tu4b
    Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 14:46
  • @global_her These laws were only selectively enforced and small objects like coins were sold quite openly in places like Istanbul.
    Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 11:12
  • @global_her Russia like authoritarian regimes in the MENA region use archaeology as a way to promote nationalism.
    Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 11:11
  • @global_her https://t.co/7WEmy1sZeV
    Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 11:09
  • @global_her RT : Great story about Polish metal detectorists working with professional archaeologists to unearth a hoard that may be… https://t.co/y7HnOuqgeD
    Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 16:02
  • @global_her Want to learn more about the State Department's new agreement with Turkey that recognizes its authoritarian gov'ts… https://t.co/eX97Wh3ZaU
    Monday, July 12, 2021 - 17:04