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Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Petra Rediscovered”

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AGENCY:

Department of State.

ACTION:

Notice.

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 of October 19, 1999, as amended, I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition “Petra Rediscovered,” 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. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, from on or about September 10, 2004 to on or about January 16, 2005; at the Houston Museum of Science from on or about May 15, 2006 to on or about September 15, 2006 (following their exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, from on or about October 15, 2005 to on or about March 15, 2006); at the Fernbank Museum, Atlanta, from on or about November 15, 2006 to on or about March 15, 2007, and at possible additional 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 CONTACT:

For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Orde F. Kittrie, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, (telephone: 202/401-4779). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA-44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547-0001.

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Dated: June 26, 2003.

C. Miller Crouch,

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 03-16723 Filed 7-1-03; 8:45 am]

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