From Malibu to Rome: Further developments on the return of antiquities

David Gill, Christopher Chippindale

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During 2006 three major North American Museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, agreed to return a significant number of antiquities to Italy. Acquisition information relating to the return of 26 items to Italy and 4 to Greece from the Getty can be added to the details known from the objects returned from Boston. A more detailed picture is emerging of how antiquities, apparently looted from Italy, were being passed through Switzerland on their way to dealers in Europe and North America. This information also points toward other antiquities that may be included in future agreements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-240
Number of pages36
JournalInternational Journal of Cultural Property
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes

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