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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
WHEREAs a Convention Concerning Artistic Exhibitions was signed at Buenos Aires on December 23, 1936, by the respective plenipotentiaries of the United States of America and the twenty other American Republics represented at the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace, a true copy of which Convention, in the English, Spanish, Portuguese and French languages, is word for word as follows: "
CONVENTION CONCERNING ARTISTIC EXHIBITIONS
The Governments represented at the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace;
Desirous of improving their spiritual relationships through a better acquaintance with their respective artistic creations, have resolved to conclude a Convention relative to the exhibition of artistic productions, and to this effect have named the following plenipotentiaries:
* The texts follow literally the certified copy of the convention furnished by the Argentine Government.—The editor.
MANUEL CASTRO RAMíREZ,
• EUGENIO MARTíN EZ THEDY,
JUAN ANTONIO BUERO,
José MARíA MONCADA,
United States of America:
CAMILLE J. LEóN,
Who, after having deposited their full powers, found to be in good and due form, have agreed as follows.
Article I.-Each of the High Contracting Parties agrees to grant, so far as its legislation may permit, all possible facilities for the holding within its territory of artistic exhibitions of each of the other Parties. Article II.-The facilities referred to in Article I shall be granted to Government agencies and to private enterprises which are officially authorized by them and shall be extended, as far as possible, to customshouse formalities and requirements, to transport on communication lines belonging to the respective States, to rooms for exhibition or storage, and to other matters related to the object referred to. Article III.-The present Convention shall not affect obligations previously entered into by the High Contracting Parties by virtue of international agreements. Article IV.- The present Convention shall be ratified by the High Contracting Parties in conformity with their respective constitutional procedures. The original instrument shall be deposited in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Argentine Republic which shall transmit authentic certified copies to the Governments for the aforementioned purpose of ratification. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited in the archives of the Pan American Union in Washington, which shall notify the signatory governments of said deposit. Such notification shall be considered as an exchange of ratifications. Article V.--The present Convention will come into effect between the High Contracting Parties in the order in which they deposit their respective ratifications. Article VI.--The present Convention shall remain in effect indefinitely but may be denounced by means of one year's notice given to the Pan American Union, which shall transmit it to the other signatory governments. After the expiration of this period the Convention shall cease in its effects as regards the party which denounces it but shall remain in effect for the remaining High Contracting Parties. Article VII.-The present Convention shall be open for the adherence and accession of States which are not signatories. The corresponding instruments shall be deposited in the archives of the Pan American Union, which shall communicate them to the other High Contracting Parties. In witness whereof, the above mentioned Plenipotentiaries sign the present Convention in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French and hereunto affix their respective seals, at the City of Buenos Aires, Capital of the Argentine Republic, on the twenty-third day of the month of December, 1936.
ANTONIO BERMUDEz M.,