The Getty Museum Partners with Rome to Expand Cultural Accord with Italy

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Image: Getty Museum / Capitoline Museums

In an effort to expand their cultural relationship with Italy, the Getty Museum has partnered with the city of Rome and signed a bilateral agreement with Rome’s Capitoline Museums.

The bilateral agreement between the Getty Museum and Rome’s Capitoline Museums was designed as a framework for conserving and restoring artwork, future exhibitions, conferences, publications and long-term loans. The agreement encourages the exchange of scientists and scholars in fields of archaeology, art history, conservation, cultural information technology and other fields of common interest in research and training.

James Cuno, President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, said, “We are delighted to sign this mutually beneficial agreement with the capitoline Superintendency on the same day we unveil the magnificent Lion Attacking a Horse” at the Getty Villa. This is just the first of many remarkable cultural exchanges we will undertake with our colleagues in Rome.”

Giovanni Alemanno, Mayor of Rome, said, “this agreement is part of a wider program called “The Dream of Rome” started last year to promote the image of Rome in the United States, which we consider a crucial country for the internationalization of our city. In this scenario we consider the Getty Museum an outstanding partner to achieve this goal. This agreement is the first stone of a long time mutual cooperation.”

The Getty Museum already has cultural exchange agreements with museums and Naples and Florence, as part of the 2007 accord between the Getty and the Italian Ministry of Culture, which has the Getty agree to transfer 40 objects to Italy to resolve a legal battle over disputed works of art.

The new partnership with Rome was marked by James Cuno unveiling the ancient sculpture titled “Lion Attacking a Horse”, currently on loan at the Getty. It will remain on display at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades through February 4, and then it will return to Rome.

Image: Gianni Alemanno, Mayor of Rome (left) and James Cuno, President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust (right). © J. Paul Getty Trust. Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

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