Getty Museum knowingly bought archaeological treasures stolen from Italy, investigation claims

You never know who you’ll meet at the Getty.
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A story in the Guardian on the Getty Museum, though it’s hardly the only major museum in the world with this prob­lem. SAFE points to the LA Times which has another story, Getting it right at the Getty, talk­ing about the issue.


When he's not tired, fixing his car or caught in train delays, Alun Salt works part-time for the Annals of Botany weblog. His PhD was in ancient science at the University of Leicester, but he doesn't know Richard III.

1 Response

  1. Duane says:

    When I was in gradu­ate school in the late 60s, we used to say, “Let’s go to the Getty and see the fakes.” Times have changed but I’m not sure it’s for the better.