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Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: Canaletto's “Venedig: at the Mouth of the Grand Canal” and “Venice: The Grand Canal”

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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 two objects to be exhibited, Canaletto's “Venedig: at the mouth of the Grand Canal” and “Venice: The Grand Canal,” imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the objects at The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, from on or about January 2, 2007, until on or about July 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 Start Printed Page 46958the exhibit objects, contact Julianne Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202/453-8049). 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: August 8, 2006.

C. Miller Crouch,

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

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[FR Doc. E6-13352 Filed 8-14-06; 8:45 am]

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