April 7, 2014 |
The Getty Museum has announced that it is voluntarily returning a 12th-century Byzantine illuminated New Testament to a monastery in Greece after learning that the item had been illegally removed from the Monastery of Dionysiou more than 50 years ago. Officials at the Getty said in a release on Monday that the museum acquired the manuscript in 1983 as part of a "large, well-documented" collection. The manuscript is currently at the Getty Center...
January 12, 2007 |
GREECE Greek authorities ordered Marion True, former antiquities curator of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, to post about $19,000 bail, two sources familiar with the case confirmed. True's appearance Wednesday before a Greek magistrate and prosecutors, first reported by the New York Times, was the latest step toward a criminal trial on charges that the former curator conspired to buy an ancient golden funerary wreath that Greek authorities say was illegally excavated.
March 30, 2006 |
The Italian court trying the former curator of Los Angeles' J. Paul Getty Museum heard testimony Wednesday from a British investigative journalist whose reports over the last decade helped launch Italy's crusade to stop the rampant smuggling of its archeological treasures.
December 6, 2005 |
Italian prosecutors in the trial of a former curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum on Monday presented dozens of photographs and documents seized from art dealers that they said would prove that the curator knowingly trafficked in looted antiquities. Marion True, forced to quit the Getty in October, is being tried here on charges of criminal conspiracy to receive stolen goods and the illicit receipt of archeological objects. Her co-defendant is Robert E. Hecht Jr.
July 19, 2005 |
In a case with broad implications for the art world, the trial of a senior curator for the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles accused of illegally acquiring antiquities opened here Monday, and was almost immediately suspended to await translation of key documents into English. The prosecution of Marion True, the Getty's curator for antiquities and director of the Getty Villa, will resume Nov. 16, a three-judge panel decided.
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November 17, 2005 |
The J. Paul Getty Museum's former antiquities curator, Marion True, received a $400,000 personal loan from two wealthy art collectors just days after the museum closed a deal to acquire their collection, records and interviews show. True was a driving force behind the Getty's 1996 acquisition of Lawrence and Barbara Fleischman's 300-piece collection of Greek, Roman and Etruscan artifacts, considered one of the finest private antiquities holdings in the world.