Latest J. Paul Getty Museum Stories

2010-01-15 12:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the release of new papers relating to the acquisition of the classical bronze statue by the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1977. In 1977 the J.

2009-10-22 11:11:00

Monuments Men Foundation Announces that Famous Murillo Paintings Stolen from Rothschild Family in Paris, Later Discovered by the Monuments Men during World War II, have Been Identified at SMU's Meadows Museum DALLAS, Oct.

2009-10-02 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the latest exhibition of antiquities to be returned to Italy. An exhibition celebrating 40 years of the Comando Carabinieri per la Tutela del Patrimonio Culturale opened in Rome at the end of September 2009.

2009-06-12 11:01:00

SWANSEA, England, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, considers the recent returns of antiquities to Greece. Greece has been stepping up its campaign for the return of recently looted antiquities.

2009-02-26 06:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb.

2008-10-20 12:00:17

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has announced that Roger Samba has been named the winner of the 2008 J. Paul Getty Award for Conservation Leadership. The annual award honors outstanding contributions to international conservation and carries with it a $200,000 prize.

2006-08-31 11:19:32

By Karolos Grohmann ATHENS (Reuters) - Two ancient Greek artefacts, which were smuggled out of the country, came home on Thursday as part of an agreement with the J. Paul Getty Museum.

2006-08-04 13:48:16

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The chairman of the J. Paul Getty Trust, the nation's third largest private philanthropic foundation, said on Friday he would resign more than eight months early following controversies over art looting.

2006-07-28 11:57:08

BOSTON (Reuters) - Boston's Museum of Fine Arts this week reached a tentative agreement with the Italian government to return objects suspected of being plundered antiquities. The museum will transfer "certain objects of Italian origin in the Museum's collection to Italy," it said in a statement.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.