Chabot's museum bill passes House

08 May 2014 3:49 PM | Anonymous

Chabot's museum bill passes House

WASHINGTON--The House approved a bill Tuesday sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot that would make it easier for American museums to borrow and exhibit artwork owned by foreign governments.

Chabot's office said he worked on the proposal with two local institutions: The Cincinnati Museum Center and the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Confusion in current law discourages some foreign governments from sending prized works to U.S. museums because they're afraid it could be subject to lawsuits in American courts challenging the ownership of the artworks, said Chabot, R-Westwood.

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