Thursday, October 3, 2013
Not to Worry
Despite the dysfunction in our political system that has led to the closure of our national museums and parks, it's business as usual in at least some government agencies. The State Department and its Cultural Heritage Center continue to operate without furloughs, at least for now. US Customs--which has an essential law enforcement function-- also remains on alert to interdict illicit cultural property real or imagined. And today's Federal Register was again full of new regulations, though no new import restrictions on cultural goods were announced today.