Getty: We’re Not Panicking

“Rather than impressing the governments of the Mediterranean lands to which it pays such elaborate tribute, the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, Calif., has roused their anger. Saying that the villa’s galleries are full of antiquities that were illegally removed from their historical settings, Italy and Greece are demanding the return of dozens of objects.” Getty Museum director Michael Brand plans a stead hand: “It is a matter of not panicking and thinking the Getty Museum has a crisis, but of approaching it calmly and rationally and trying to work toward a solution.”