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Getty Museum and Sicilian Officials Launch Art Collaboration

Members of the public look over Italian paintings from the 1500s-1600s at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

LOS ANGELES, CAThe J. Paul Getty Museum in
Los Angeles and the Sicilian cultural ministry will collaborate to conserve art
objects, stage exhibitions and conduct scholarly research.
agreement with the Sicilian Ministry of Culture and Sicilian Identity was
announced Wednesday in Palermo and Los Angeles.Sicilian museums will lend marble
statues and ancient vases to the Getty Museum and the museum’s preservation
staff will use their expertise in creating displays that protect the artwork
from earthquakes, said Getty spokeswoman Rebecca Taylor.