Thursday, April 20, 2017

“World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean” Exhibition

Billing Code 4710-05 DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 9973]

Notice of Determinations

Images from (World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean; Co-curated by: Allyson Purpura, Senior Curator & Curator of African Art, Krannert Art Museum; Prita Meier, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean”

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), 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, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257-1 of December 11, 2015), I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition “World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean,” 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 Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, from on or about This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 04/21/2017 and available online at, and on 2 August 25, 2017, until on or about March 24, 2018, at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, from on or about May 9, 2018, until on or about September 3, 2018, at the Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, from on or about October 21, 2018, until on or about February 10, 2019, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest.

Image: Photography and Swahili Self-Fashioning: Swahili Girl, A.C. Gomes and Sons, ca 1900. Silver gelatin print. Melville J. Herskovitz Library of African Studies, Northwestern University.

 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 imported objects, contact the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202-632-6471; email: The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA-5, Suite 5H03, Washington, D.C. 20522-0505.

Alyson Grunder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017-08173 Filed: 4/20/2017 8:45 am; Publication Date: 4/21/2017]

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