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Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley”


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, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition “Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley,” 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 Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, from on or about February 13, 2011, until on or about July 24, 2011, the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, from on or about September 14, 2011, until on or about March 4, 2012, the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, from on or about May 16, 2012, until on or about September 2, 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, 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: December 21, 2010.

Ann Stock,

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State.

[FR Doc. 2010-32880 Filed 12-28-10; 8:45 am]


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