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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5332]

Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: "Cradle of Christianity: Treasures From the Holy Land"

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 the objects to be included in the exhibition "Cradle of Christianity: Treasures from the Holy Land," 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 or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Beachwood, OH, beginning on or about March 28, 2006 until on or about October 22, 2006, The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL, beginning on or about December 7, 2006, until on or about April 15, 2007, and at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, beginning on or about May 3, 2007, until on or about October 30, 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 theFederal Register.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Paul Manning, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202/453-8052). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA-44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547-0001.
Dated: February 21, 2006. C. Miller Crouch, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State.