LA Times Correction to Getty Bronze Discussion

http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/corrections/la-a4-correx31-2010jan31,0,5287831.story

As reported on the Illicit Cultural Property blog, the LA Times has made a correction to its claims to have found documentation of the Getty’s knowledge of the questionable provenance of the Victorious Youth bronze statue.  The letter in question, a communication between Bernarnd Ashmole (Cambridge scholar and antiquities expert) and Stephen Garrett (former museum director) refers to the museum’s “exploits over the bronze statue” as a “crime” but apparently is referring to another bronze in the collection.  The question that comes to my mind is, which bronze in the collection does it refer to?

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Helena Boyden Lamb, born 1985 in New York, has studied and worked in Politics, Heritage Ethics and Politics, and Opera Singing. Most recently, she is working in Brussels where she started in a European Think Tank and is now the Executive Office of a NGO which facilitates Youth Politics across the EU. She has a Bachelor with Honors from Stanford University, California in Classics: Politics and Heritage and a Masters with Honors from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK in European Identity. She has conducted academic or independent grant-funded research in the UK, France, Italy, Greece, Russia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, and Albania. She was, previously, an archaeologist and an opera singer. Cynthia Querio is a Museum Educator currently living and working in Los Angeles. She is interested in heritage and identity politics and the role of museum education departments in the trajectory of this debate. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a 9 month graduate internship at the Getty Villa's education department and has continued to work in many museums in Los Angeles including LACMA and the Autry National Center. Her academic background is in the Classics, which was her major at Stanford University and which she continued to pursue with a Masters in the History of Classical Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art.
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