THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Ramstein Air Base, Germany) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 5, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES RICHARD S. LANIER TO THE CULTURAL PROPERTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The President today announced his intent to appoint Richard S. Lanier to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.
Mr. Richard S. Lanier, of New York, New York, is currently Director and a member of the board of the Trust for Mutual Understanding and president and member of the board of the Asian Cultural Council. He also serves on the board of the Japan Society in New York. He is formerly Director of the Asian Cultural Program of the JDR 3rd Fund and has extensive experience with regional cultural issues in Asia, the former Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe.
Mr. Lanier received a B.A. from Tulane University and an M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.
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 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.