"Antiquities and Museums: The Story of the Getty"

  • 20 Oct 2011
  • 12:30 PM
  • Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum, The Penn Cultural Heritage Center
Jason Felch & Ralph Frammolino, authors of Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest Museum

During this lunchtime presentation and discussion, Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino will discuss their recent book ("Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest Museum"), a non-fiction narrative about how the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles became the focal point for an international scandal over the acquisition of looted Greek and Roman antiquities. They will discuss the roots of the scandal and talk about how the controversy ushered in a new era of enlightened cultural exchanges. How did the Getty get into trouble? Are other museums following the same path? Or are some museums creating a different connection to source countries?


An open discussion will follow a short presentation.


Brownbag Lecture - Please bring a lunch!

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