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Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: Exhibition of the “Wagner Garden Carpet”

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SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that a certain object, entitled the “Wagner Garden Carpet,” to be exhibited in the Department of Islamic Art of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about July 10, 2018, until on or about October 7, 2018, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Houston, Texas, from on or about November 2, 2018, until on or about March 24, 2019, 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202-632-6471; email: section2459@state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA-5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522-0505.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The foregoing determinations were made pursuant to the authority vested in me Start Printed Page 27648by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 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.

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Marie Therese Porter Royce,

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

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[FR Doc. 2018-12721 Filed 6-12-18; 8:45 am]

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