Back in January we noted that Maxwell Anderson was investigating three pieces acquired for the Dallas Museum of Art in 1998: a volute krater, and two Etruscan bronzes. All had been acquired from Edoardo Almagià. I have published a discussion of the implications of acquiring items from this particular individual Anderson is clearly maintaining his embrace of a higher ethical standard for museum curatorship and others could learn from him.
It now appears that these items have been returned to Italy along with two other ceramic kraters and a terracotta antefix.
In addition Dallas is returning the Orpheus mosaic to Turkey (Randy Kennedy, "Dallas Museum Volunteers to Return Mosaic to Turkey", New York Times Arts Beat, December 3, 2012). The mosaic had been purchased from Christie's in 1999.
Dallas has yet to publish a formal statement.
These returns will step up pressure on other North American museums to settle claims from Turkey and to investigate acquisitions from Almagià.