Monday, September 26, 2005

More on the Getty Museum ownership disputes
A news item on the LA Times website about the ongoing investigations into the acquisition of Italian artworks by the Getty Museum. "Attorneys for the J. Paul Getty Museum have determined that half the masterpieces in its antiquities collection were purchased from dealers now under investigation for allegedly selling artifacts looted from ruins in Italy". Although there is no mention of the Egyptian attempts to recover items from the museum, there are outstanding queries between the SCA and the Getty Museum about some of the Egyptian items in their collection. For the previous posting on this subject, which goes into details about the Egyptian claims, see the following URL:

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