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2014-05-20 12:28:58

Dr. Griswold will apply a lifetime of experience in America's top arts institutions to strengthen, distinguish and expand the museum's influence as it enters its second century CLEVELAND, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cleveland Museum of Art's Board of Trustees today voted unanimously to name Dr. William M. Griswold, a distinguished scholar, renowned curator and experienced museum leader, its next director. Griswold's confirmation comes at a unique time in the life of the...

2010-10-15 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the decision to drop the Italian legal case against Marion True, a former curator of the J. Paul Getty Museum. In 2005 Marion True was charged in a case that was linked to the movement of recently surfaced antiquities from Italy to North America. The case has dragged out and in mid-October the judge hearing the case in Rome dropped the case due to the statute of limitation. In 1996 the Getty acquired the...

2010-09-15 13:13:00

Trading Symbol TSX V: GTC VANCOUVER, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Getty Copper Inc (TSXV:GTC) announced today the signing of a letter of intent ("LOI") with EffiSolar Energy Corp., an affiliate of a large Chinese conglomerate, Zhejiang Guoguang Science and Technology Group (ZGSTG) , under which ZGSTG has acquired the right to carry Getty's North, South and adjacent deposits in Highland Valley British Columbia to production for a 51% joint venture interest in the project. Under the LOI,...

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2010-06-18 07:23:03

Users of the popular photo-hosting site Flickr are being given a chance to make some money from their snapshots. Getty Images, for the past year, has been tapping into tens of thousands of photos taken by pro and semi-pro photographers who post on the site. Now all users -- nearly 40 million -- have the potential to earn some money as Getty takes advantage of a library of four billion pictures. "Flickr users are the eyes of the world," Douglas Alexander, Flickr's general manager, told BBC...

2010-04-23 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the decision to withdraw a Roman statue from auction at Bonhams in London. In 1997, the investigative journalist Peter Watson exposed the workings of the antiquities market in London. He carefully documented the way that antiquities were being stripped from archaeological contexts in Italy (and elsewhere), and then forwarded to London, often via Switzerland. Raids in the Geneva Freeport provided a major dossier...

2010-04-16 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on next month's hearing to consider an extension to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the US State Department and Italy. In January 19, 2001 a "Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Italy Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Categories of Archaeological Material Representing the Pre-Classical, Classical...

2010-04-02 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the antiquities acquired by the Miho Museum in Japan. The Miho Museum opened in November 1997. It was decided to incorporate archaeological objects from western Europe and Mesopotamia in the displays. Thus, from about 1990, dealers acting for the museum were on the watch for significant pieces. Some of the acquisitions were well known. They included the relief excavated at Nimrud by Sir Austen Henry Layard, and...

2010-03-26 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the return of antiquities from North America that are linked to the site of Morgantina on Sicily. Since the fall of 2006, over 120 antiquities have been returned to Italy from North American collections. They have included high profile pieces such as the "Sarpedon krater" from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as the more humble, though archaeologically significant, pieces such as an Etruscan...

2010-02-05 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the corrupting influence of faked antiquities. London's Victoria and Albert Museum has been hosting a short exhibition of Fakes and Forgeries. This was mounted with the co-operation of the Art and Antiques Unit of the Metropolitan Police. Among the objects on display was the "Amarna Princess" that was acquired by the Bolton Museum for 440,000 pounds sterling in 2003. It was sold with the "provenance" (or...


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