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ROME (Reuters) - The director of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art met Italian officials in Rome on Tuesday over several disputed art works in the Met's collection that Italy says were looted, one official said on Tuesday.
By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - A former curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles appeared in a Rome court on Wednesday to face charges of acquiring stolen artifacts, in a trial spotlighting the shady side of the global art trade.
ROME (Reuters) - A former curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles appeared in a Rome court on Wednesday to face charges of receiving stolen artifacts, in a trial spotlighting the shady side of the global art trade.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum who is facing trial in Italy on charges that she conspired with dealers trafficking in looted antiques has retired to concentrate on her legal defense, the museum said on Monday.
ROME (Reuters) - The J. Paul Getty Museum, one of the world's richest art institutions, has agreed to return to Italy three archaeological treasures its curator is accused of having acquired knowing they were looted.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The J. Paul Getty Trust, which operates one of California's most respected museums, withheld potentially crucial documents from Italian authorities investigating the trafficking of stolen artifacts, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday.
By Shasta Darlington ROME (Reuters) - The curator of antiquities at California's respected J. Paul Getty Museum went on trial in Rome on Monday accused of receiving stolen artefacts in a case closely watched by the international art world.
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