THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES TWO TO CULTURAL PROPERTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The President today announced his intention to appoint Prudence Rice of Illinois and Eugene Thaw of New Mexico to be members of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.
Ms. Rice is a professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the Southern Illinois University. She is the immediate past president of the Society for American Archaeology.
Mr. Thaw is a dealer in master paintings and collector of Native American artifacts. He is also a member of the Art Dealers Association of America and a trustee of the Pierpont Morgan Library.
The Advisory Committee consists of eleven private citizens who are experts in archaeology and anthropology; the international sale of cultural property; and who represent the interests of museums and the general public. It is responsible for the review of requests from other countries seeking United States protection of their archaeological and ethnographic heritage. The Committee submits recommendations to the Director of the United States Information Agency.