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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 6561]

Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: "Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani"

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 "Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani," 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 owner or custodian. The objects were originally exhibited in the United States in 2007 and 2008, went on to an international tour, and are now returning. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Getty Villa, Los Angeles, CA, from on or about July 16, 2009, until on or about October 5, 2009, and at possible additional exhibitions or 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 Carol B. Epstein, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202/453-8048). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA-44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547-0001.
Dated: March 20, 2009. C. Miller Crouch, Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs,Department of State.