Latest Marion True Stories

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.

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.

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.

2009-07-24 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the news that Giacomo Medici has lost his appeal in the Italian courts.

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.

2006-07-28 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.

2006-01-25 18:07:19

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Getty Villa, the Malibu antiquities showcase inspired by an oil billionaire's love of ancient Rome, reopens on Saturday after an eight-year renovation -- and the timing could hardly be worse.

2005-12-21 19:41:45

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The nation's main umbrella group for nonprofit foundations has placed the J. Paul Getty Trust, one of the world's richest art institutions, on 60 days probation over allegations of financial misconduct leveled in recent news reports.

2005-12-07 20:06:37

By Rachel Sanderson ARPI, Italy (Reuters) - Say 'tomb raider' to Francesco Racano and he doesn't think of a Hollywood action movie hero. He fights the real thing.

2005-12-02 08:08:28

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art may return disputed antiquities to Italy by early 2007 under a deal meant to resolve Italy's claims to some of the Met's most prized artifacts, an Italian official said on Friday.

Word of the Day
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.