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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,...

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...

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. Paul Getty Museum acquired an important classical bronze from a Munich based consortium. It appears that the statue had been found in the international waters of the Adriatic in the summer of 1964. It was landed by fishermen at Fano, Italy. The statue was then apparently taken...

2009-12-01 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- DomainSponsor®, the domain monetization division of Oversee.net® and organizer of the DOMAINfest Global® conference, today announced that it will hold its DOMAINfest Networking Dinner Party for attendees at the Getty Center on Wednesday, January 27 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Getty sits on a 110-acre hilltop site in the Santa Monica Mountain range. DOMAINfest attendees will have exclusive...

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. The Carabinieri unit has played a key role in the fight against the destruction of archaeological sites in Italy to provide items for the worldwide antiquities market. The exhibition is housed in the...

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. One of the most stunning pieces was a gold wreath that appears to have been removed from a grave in Macedonia, northern Greece. This passed through the Swiss market before being acquired by the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1993. The same museum has additionally returned a funerary marker...

2009-05-03 11:48:48

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles says it will soon cut its operating budget by 22 percent because of the ongoing economic downturn. The cuts by the J. Paul Getty Trust site, which will also mean a 14 percent reduction in staff, comes as the museum's investment portfolio declined to $4.2 billion from a mid-2007 total of $6.4 billion, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Michael M. Kaiser, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts president, said such budgets cuts are becoming prevalent in...


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