President Clinton Names Shelby White as Member of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee (8/8/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                          (Aboard Air Force One)

For Immediate Release                                             August 8,

                            ADVISORY COMMITTEE

     President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Shelby White
as a Member of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.

     Ms. Shelby White, of New York, N.Y., serves as Chairman of The Shelby
White-Leon Levy Archaeological Publications, the only foundation dedicated
to supporting the research and preparation for publication of archeological
fieldwork.  In addition, she serves on the board of the Metropolitan Museum
of Art, where she is a member of the Executive Committee, the Acquisitions
Committee, the Conservation Committee, and Chairman of the Ancient Near
East Visiting Committee.  Furthermore, she is Chairman of the Rodney L.
White Foundation, and Director of Alliance Capital Money Market Funds.  Ms.
White has worked with her husband to fund the Shelby White and Leon Levy
Fellowship Program, to establish the New Initiative program at the
Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton, New Jersey, and the Leon Levy
Biogenetics Center at Rockefeller University.

     Ms. White received a B.A. degree from Mount Holyoke College and a M.A.
from Columbia University.

     The Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) was established under
the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act.  The mandate of the
Committee is to provide the President with recommendations concerning the
protection of certain categories of archaeological or ethnographic
material, the pillage of which places a country?s national cultural
patrimony in jeopardy.


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