An Act To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 1988 and 1989 for the Department of State, the United States Information Agency, the Voice of America, the Board for International Broadcasting, and for other purposes

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Section 126 of this Act concerns the protection of historic and artistic furnishings of reception areas of the Department of State building. Articles of furniture, fixtures, and decorative objects of the reception areas, when declared by the Secretary of State to be of historic or artistic interest, shall thereafter be considered to be the property of the Secretary in his or her official capacity and shall be subject to disposition solely in accordance with this subsection. The Secretary may, with the advice and concurrence of the Director of the National Gallery of Art, sell the item at fair market value or trade it, without regard to the requirements of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949. The Secretary of State may also lend items covered by paragraph (1), when not needed for use or display in the reception areas, to the Smithsonian Institution or a similar institution for care, repair, study, storage, or exhibition.


  • Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 483)
  • United States. Secretary of State
  • United States Dept. of State
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.)


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  • 101 Stat. 1331
  • Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large


This Act may be cited as the "Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989".

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101 Stat. 1331 (1987); Pub. L. No. 100-204 (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1989
  • 12/22/1987


  • Art
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Amendments (Parliamentary practice)
  • Historic preservation
  • Art objects--Conservation and restoration


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 1331, 1341-42

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