Getty Museum Will Return 2 Antiquities to Greece
Date: 11 Jul 2006 | Views: 8421
The Getty Museum has agreed to return two artifacts to Greece. "The compromise accord, which was initially hammered out in May at a meeting in Athens between the museum's director, Michael Brand, and the Greek culture minister, Georgios A. Voulgarakis, provides for the return to Greece of a large stele, or grave marker, acquired by the museum in 1993 and an archaic votive relief bought by the museum's founder, the oil magnate J. Paul Getty, in 1955. It also includes a provision for heightened collaboration between the museum and the Greek government." More...