Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages


Federal Register: April 10, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 68)


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Public Notice 6577

Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition

Determinations: ``Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages''

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations:

Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965

(79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112

Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of

Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of

April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle

Ages,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United

States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about June 2, 2009, until on or about August 23, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser,

Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: (202) 453-8050). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA-44, 301 4th

Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547-0001.

Dated: April 3, 2009.

  1. Miller Crouch,

Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs,

Department of State.

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