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Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition-Determinations: “Mapa Wiya (Your Map's Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art From the Fondation Opale” Exhibition

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SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition “Mapa Wiya (Your Map's Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art from the Fondation Opale,” 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 exhibit objects at The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, from on or about September 13, 2019, until on or about January 26, 2020, 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 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. 236-3 of August 28, 2000, and Delegation of Authority No. 236-28 of June 10, 2019.

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Rick A. Ruth,

Senior Advisor, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 2019-14322 Filed 7-3-19; 8:45 am]

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