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Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Splendid Isolation: The Art of Easter Island”

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United States Department of State.




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), the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681 et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999 (64 FR 56014), Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999 (64 FR 57920), as amended by Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (65 FR 53795), and Delegation of Authority dated June 29, 2001, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibit, “Splendid Isolation: The Art of Easter Island,” imported from abroad for the temporary exhibition without profit within the United States, are of cultural significance. These objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with a foreign lender. I also determine that the temporary exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about December 12, 2001, to on or about August 4, 2002, and other possible venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register

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For further information, including a list of exhibit objects, contact Paul W. Manning, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, 202/619-5997, and the address is United States Department of State, SA-44, Room 700, 301 4th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20547-0001.

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Dated: September 24, 2001.

Helena Kane Finn,

Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 01-24393 Filed 9-27-01; 8:45 am]