THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Aboard Air Force One) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release August 8, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SHELBY WHITE AS MEMBER OF THE CULTURAL PROPERTY
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Shelby White as a Member of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.
Ms. Shelby White, of New York, N.Y., serves as Chairman of The Shelby White-Leon Levy Archaeological Publications, the only foundation dedicated to supporting the research and preparation for publication of archeological fieldwork. In addition, she serves on the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she is a member of the Executive Committee, the Acquisitions Committee, the Conservation Committee, and Chairman of the Ancient Near East Visiting Committee. Furthermore, she is Chairman of the Rodney L. White Foundation, and Director of Alliance Capital Money Market Funds. Ms. White has worked with her husband to fund the Shelby White and Leon Levy Fellowship Program, to establish the New Initiative program at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton, New Jersey, and the Leon Levy Biogenetics Center at Rockefeller University.
Ms. White received a B.A. degree from Mount Holyoke College and a M.A. from Columbia University.
The Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) was established under the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act. The mandate of the Committee is to provide the President with recommendations concerning the protection of certain categories of archaeological or ethnographic material, the pillage of which places a country's national cultural patrimony in jeopardy.