Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague” Exhibition, 50727-50728 [2014-20169]

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[FR Doc. 2014–20056 Filed 8–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7405–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 8845] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague’’ Exhibition 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. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague,’’ 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, from on or about November 4, 2014, until on or about February 1, 2015, 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. SUMMARY: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6467). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 50728 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 164 / Monday, August 25, 2014 / Notices Dated: August 15, 2014. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 164 (Monday, August 25, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50727-50728]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20169]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 8845]


Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition 
Determinations: ``Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in 
Imperial Prague'' Exhibition

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. 236-3 
of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 
257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be 
included in the exhibition ``Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and 
Eroticism in Imperial Prague,'' 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 
from on or about November 4, 2014, until on or about February 1, 2015, 
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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a 
list of the exhibit objects, contact Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, 
Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202-
632-6467). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, SA-5, L/PD, 
Fifth Floor (Suite 5H03), Washington, DC 20522-0505.


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    Dated: August 15, 2014.
Kelly Keiderling,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and 
Cultural Affairs, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2014-20169 Filed 8-22-14; 8:45 am]
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