President Clinton Names Kate Fitz Gibbon as a Member to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee (10/3/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

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For Immediate Release                                            October 3,
2000

          PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KATE FITZ GIBBON AS A MEMBER TO
                 THE CULTURAL PROPERTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

     The President today announced his intent to appoint Kate Fitz Gibbon
as member of
the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.

     Ms. Kate Fitz Gibbon, of Sante Fe, New Mexico, will serve as a member
with expertise in the sale of international cultural property.  Since 1977,
Ms. Fitz Gibbon has been co-owner of Anahita Gallery in Santa Fe.  She is
an author, lecturer and recipient of several awards, including the George
Wittenborn Memorial Award presented by the Art Libraries Society of North
America for the Best Art Book of 1997 for Ikat Silks of Central Asia.  Her
field research on antique textiles and jewelry has been conducted in
Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.  Ms. Fitz Gibbon is a founding
member and former President of Textile Museum Associates of Southern
California.

     Ms. Fitz Gibbon attended the University of California at Berkeley,
with a specialization in Islamic Studies.

     The Cultural Property Advisory Committee was created to advise the
President on the import of archaeological and ethnological materials into
the United States.  It consists of eleven private citizens who are experts
in archaeology, anthropology, and the international sale of cultural
property, and who represent the interests of museums and the general
public.  The Committee renders the expert advice necessary to review
requests from other countries seeking United States protection of their
archaeological and ethnographic heritage.

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