THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MIGUEL ANGEL CORZO AND SUSAN KEECH MCINTOSH AS MEMBERS OF THE CULTURAL PROPERTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE The President today announced his intent to appoint Miguel Angel
Corzo and Susan Keech McIntosh as Members of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.
Mr. Corzo, of Los Angeles, California, is an international consultant in the arts, education, culture and sustainable development. He was recently Director of the Getty Conservation Institute. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the Friends of the Arts of Mexico Foundation. A Mexican-born U.S. citizen, Mr. Corzo was the Under Secretary of State for the Ministry of Tourism in Mexico, and a technical advisor to the Minister of Human Settlements and Public Works in Mexico, as well as the founding Dean for Academic Affairs at the Metropolitan University. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Corzo was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University. He is the recent recipient of UNESCO's distinguished Medal of patron of the Arts and an honorary doctorate from the University of Lecce in Italy.
Dr. McIntosh, of The Woodlands, Texas, is currently Professor of Anthropology at Rice University. She has published numerous articles on the archaeology of Mali and West Africa, and has produced two monographs on her research at the ancient African city of Jenne-jeno. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of World of Prehistory, the African Archaeological Review, and Public Archaeology. Dr. McIntosh has served on the Permanent Council of the Panafrican Association since 1955 and was a member of the National Science Foundation Archaeology Panel from 1988 to 1990. She was first appointed to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee in 1996. She earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in Archaeology from Cambridge University in England, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Santa Barbara.
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 and anthropology; the international sale of cultural property; and who represents 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.