Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Billing Code 4710-05
[Public Notice: 9996]
Notice of Determinations

Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Twists
and Turns: the Story of Sokol” Exhibition

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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 “Twists and Turns: the Story of Sokol,”
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 National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from on or
about June 3, 2017, until on or about December 31, 2017, 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.[This document is scheduled to be published in the
Federal Register on 05/18/2017 and available online at, and on]

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; e-mail: 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. 2017-10022 Filed: 5/17/2017 8:45 am; Publication Date: 5/18/2017]

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