Monday, 19 November 2012

Getty Returns Fragments to Italy

Fabio Isman has drawn my attention to the return of some 150 fragments from the J. Paul Getty Museum. They are associated with pieces returned to Italy in 2007 and discussed by Chippindale and Gill. I hope to comment further later in the day, but it seems that the scale of the problem for the Getty is massive. This continues to raise issues about why museums were acquiring recently surfaced material. Who was taking the decisions to acquire the objects?

We look forward to hearing James Cuno's voice on the issues as it is topic that he has failed to address. Perhaps alongside Whose Muse? and Whose Culture? could be Whose Responsibility?

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Septimius Severus from Santa Maria Capua Vetere

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