Friday, September 23, 2011

The Getty returns two objects to Greece

On Tuesday, the Getty Museum agreed to return two objects in their collection to Greece and formalized a cultural agreement that will lead to loans, joint research, and other collaborations. Yay for cooperation and collaboration, right? The funny part is, Greece did not ask for these objects back and the objects do not show clear signs of being looted. I suggest you read about it in full detail from the Chasing Aphrodite blog, which is as suspicious as I am about what exactly is going on in this show of good will and international hand shaking, something Jim Cuno was really peeved by before he took his new job as Getty CEO. It's great that the Getty is being proactive about taking responsibility for questionable items in their collection, but something about it feels slightly off to me.

What's your game, Cuno?

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