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So langsam scheinen einige Sachen wieder an den Ursprungsort zu kommen:
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Getty Museum to return another two artifacts
A golden funerary wreath from Macedonia, dating to the 4th century BC, is one of two artifacts that the Los Angeles Getty Museum yesterday agreed to return to Greece. The date of their return was not specified.
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has agreed to give back two ancient artifacts whose return Greece has sought for more than a decade, Culture Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis said yesterday.
The pieces ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬" a gold wreath dating to the 4th century BC and a marble statue of a young woman dating to the 6th century BC ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬" are the final two in a list of four objects owned by the Getty which, Greece has long claimed, had been smuggled out of the country before the museum acquired them.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe have agreed in principle on the return of two ancient objects from the Getty MuseumÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s collection... that the Greek Culture Ministry has been seeking,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said a joint declaration from the ministry and the LA museum.
The official agreement, to be signed soon, will give details about the date of the handover and include plans for future cooperation between the ministry and the museum, the statement said.
The announcement added that a ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œcollaborative, analytical approachÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â had also led to the return of two other antiquities from the Getty over the summer and was ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œthe appropriate way to resolve complex ownership claims involving ancient works of art.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
The other two pieces sought by Greece ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬" a 4th-century-BC funeral stele and a 5th-century-BC engraved sculpture ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬" were returned by the Getty in August.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe way we got the objects back from the Getty is a very good example of how we can reclaim such artifacts,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Culture Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis told a press conference yesterday.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAthens will now seek to cooperate with the museum in the form of long-term leases of artifacts or joint exhibitions,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Voulgarakis said. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe are not interested in raiding museums but do not want to have antiquities leaving Greece illegally,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â he said.
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