Controversial Getty Villa To Re-Open After 12-Year Hiatus
"The Getty Villa is reopening this week after a 12-year, $275m renovation. Its new raison d'etre: to house and display the museum's extensive, and lately disputed, classical antiquities collection."
"Star doctors to the famous Malibu resident are not Beverly Hills plastic surgeons, but Boston-based architects Jorge Silvetti and Rodolfo Machado. Their task? To renovate and expand the original site of the museum built by the oil speculator, businessman and art collector J Paul Getty in the 1970s."
"...the $7.5bn (Â£4.2bn) Getty Trust, the world's richest art institution, [finds] itself at the centre of an international scandal after officials in Italy and Greece identified as many as 50 allegedly looted artworks in the Getty Museum's collection."