Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations:


Federal Register Volume 76, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 28, 2011)


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FR Doc No: 2011-24979


Public Notice 7615

Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition

Determinations: ``Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th-9th


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, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority

No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition

(7th-9th Century),'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan

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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, New York, from on or about March 12, 2012, until on or about July 8, 2012, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the

Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Paul W. Manning, Attorney-Adviser,

Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202- 632-6469). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA-5, L/PD,

Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522-0505.

Dated: September 21, 2011.

J. Adam Ereli,

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and

Cultural Affairs, Department of State.

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