Wednesday, October 05, 2005

More troubles at the J. Paul Getty Museum (LA Times website)
Marion True, curator of the Getty, has retired following allegations about financial arrangements (the top URL), and Italian court case continues to pick up pace with the Getty now "donating" three of the disputed artefacts to Italy (the second URL): "Italian officials traveling to Los Angeles will receive the artifacts 'within the next few days' in the form of a donation from the Getty, ministry spokesman Walter Guarracino said. He said the donation formula allows the museum to avoid admitting any wrongdoing in the acquisition of the objects and doesn't alter Italy's position in its trial against Getty antiquities curator Marion True".
It is likely that other nations that have disputed ownership of items with the Getty (like Egypt) will be waiting for the outcome with some interest. See the full articles for more.

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