Saturday, January 19, 2008

Rutelli: "The coming year will be full of surprises"

In the wake of the return of the Sarpedon krater to Rome and the transfer of antiquities from Shelby White to Italy, it is useful to consider at where this story is likely go.

ANSA gives us a clue in the press release ("Italy won't give up on Getty Bronze", January 17, 2008) which states:
Italy is now seeking similar accords with institutes in Cleveland, Denmark and Japan.
Detail is given by Marta Falconi ("Italy presents 6th-century B.C. Greek vase returned by Met after looting allegations", AP, January 18, 2008):
Rutelli vowed to keep up the campaign saying efforts would now also turn to the Far East and northern Europe.

Ministry officials have said that negotiations will focus next on museums, including the New Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, Denmark; the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Miho Museum in Shiga, western Japan.

For details on these three collections:

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