Sunday, June 25, 2006

Update re the Getty negotiations

For those of you following the Getty situation, this page provides an update on the ongoing negotiations between the Italian government and the Getty museum re repatriating items smuggled illegally out of Italy: "The director of the J. Paul Getty Museum met with Italian officials in Rome on Monday to discuss a possible deal to return artifacts the Italians claim were illegally smuggled out of the country, but it remained unclear whether the two sides would reach an agreement soon." (
A very short item also appeared on "The J. Paul Getty Trust has agreed to return several ancient artifacts to Italy in exchange for loans of other works and joint exhibitions. The trust and the Italian Ministry of Culture expect to reach a final agreement 'in the early summer,' according to a joint statement released on the Business Wire."

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