Executive Order 11312—Designating the Secretary of State to Perform Functions Relating to Certain Objects of Cultural Significance Imported Into the United States For Temporary Display or Exhibition
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965, 79 Stat. 985, entitled "An Act to render immune from seizure under judicial process certain objects of cultural significance imported into the United States for temporary display or exhibition, and for other purposes," and as President of the United States, it is ordered as follows:
SECTION 1. The Secretary of State is hereby designated and empowered to perform the functions conferred upon the President by the above-mentioned Act and shall be deemed to be authorized, without the approval, ratification, or other action of the President, (1) to determine that any work of art or other object to be imported into the United States within the meaning of the Act is of cultural significance, (2) to determine that the temporary exhibition or display of any such work of art or other object in the United States is in the national interest, and (3) to cause public notices of the determinations referred to above to be published in the Federal Register.
SEC. 2. The Secretary of State, in carrying out this order, may consult with the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and with such other officers and such agencies of the Government as may be appropriate.
SEC. 3. The Secretary of State is hereby authorized to delegate within the Department of State the functions conferred upon him by this order.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON
The White House,
October 14, 1966.
NOTE: Executive Order 11312 was not made public in the form of a White House press release.
Lyndon B. Johnson, Executive Order 11312—Designating the Secretary of State to Perform Functions Relating to Certain Objects of Cultural Significance Imported Into the United States For Temporary Display or Exhibition Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/306158